Heather P. Campion

HEATHER CAMPION is a Managing Director at Koya Leadership Partners, a Diversified Search Company, which is one of the nation’s top 10 executive search firms, and the largest woman-founded search firm in the world. Heather manages the firm’s Connected Leadership practice, which provides strategic consulting for leaders to help them build influential networks and more meaningful reputations around their larger purpose. Heather has broad experience at the highest levels of public, private and nonprofit institutions, and has been a recognized leader in women’s advancement throughout her career.

Prior to joining Koya, Heather served as the CEO of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, following over a decade in financial services. She led Corporate Affairs at Citizens Financial Group, serving as Executive Vice President on the company’s top management team.  She later served as Chief Administrative Officer at Northeast Bancorp, where she co-founded ableBanking, an innovative online savings division with a charitable affinity program.

Heather began her career in government and national politics, first in the Carter White House. She then joined Harvard’s Kennedy School, and held several key leadership positions throughout its early years. She led the school’s external engagement efforts as Director of Public Liaison, helped to develop the Center for Business and Government where she became Assistant Director, and later led the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum where she was Associate Director of the Institute of Politics. Over the years, she has held numerous positions on presidential campaigns and most recently worked on the podium operation of the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

Heather has long been involved in numerous activities to promote women and leadership. She is past president of the Massachusetts Women’s Forum, currently sits on the board of the Mass Conference for Women and is an advisor to the Women in Leadership Program at Harvard’s Institute of Politics.

In addition, she sits on the boards of AAA Northeast, and Harvard’s Institute of Politics. She also serves on the advisory boards of Partners HealthCare and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital.


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