Director

Heather P. Campion

Heather Campion is Managing Director of Koya Leadership Partners, a national executive search firm that was just ranked #14 on the Forbes list of “America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms.” In addition to executive search in the public, private and non-profit sectors, Heather leads the firm’s “Purposeful Engagement” practice, providing clients with strategies for more impactful public positioning and reputation building.

Throughout her career, Heather has been widely recognized as a leader in fostering advancement for women, and recently served as an adviser to Harvard’s Institute of Politics on the expansion of their program on Women in Leadership. Most recently, Heather was the Principal of Mount Vernon Strategies, where she developed strategies for building meaningful corporate engagement in the public arena.

Previously, Heather served as CEO of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, after spending 15 years in financial services, first as Executive VP for Corporate Affairs at Citizens Financial Group. She later co-founded and led the development of ableBanking, a successful direct online savings division for Northeast Bancorp, where she served as Chief Administrative Officer.

For nearly two decades, Heather held also key leadership positions at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and was Director of Harvard’s John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum and Associate Director of the Institute of Politics.

Heather began her career in government and national politics, serving on the White House staff during the Carter Administration. She has also held numerous positions on presidential campaigns, most recently on the podium operation at the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

Heather has served on numerous boards, and currently sits on the boards of AAA Northeast, Harvard’s Institute of Politics, the Massachusetts Conference for Women, and the Woods Hole Research Center. She also serves on the Advisory Boards of Partners HealthCare, the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and is a member and past President of the Massachusetts Women’s Forum.