Heather is the CEO of Run the World Digital, which she launched in 2015 to help progressives, especially women, have the resources to run and win their campaigns for elected office. Heather is also a partner in the fundraising direct mail firm Rapid Returns, working with clients like Sen. Elizabeth Warren, End Citizen’s United, Sen. Cory Booker and many other progressive candidates for the U.S. Senate. Previously, she has also served as a political consultant and fundraiser for progressive non-profits and political organizations for almost 20 years, including Planned Parenthood, EMILY’s List, and the Human Rights Campaign.
In the 2012 cycle, Heather was a Senior Advisor for Women on the Obama for America campaign and a Political Advisor to EMILY’s List. She played a significant role in the election of Tammy Baldwin to the U.S. Senate and was recognized as one of the Top 50 Women in the 2012 Elections. Heather also managed the successful re-election campaign of Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson. As a member of the EMILY’s List training team she has trained over 3,500 people on how to become successful fundraisers.
Heather graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a B.A. in Political Science and now resides in Madison, WI, where she’s always looking for new ways to shatter a glass ceiling or two.