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Heather Campion

2013 Speaker

Heather Campion was appointed CEO of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation in March 2014, after serving for over 10 years on the Foundation’s Board of Directors. She has a diverse background with extensive experience in both the public and private sectors, and in higher education.

For nearly two decades, from 1981-1998, Campion held key administrative positions at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, helping to build the School’s Center for Business and Government, serving as the School’s Director of Public Liaison, and later as Director of Harvard’s John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum and Associate Director of the Institute of Politics.  

Campion also has substantial experience in financial services, having served from 1998-2007 on the Executive Management Committee as EVP for Corporate Affairs at Citizens Financial Group, then one of the top ten commercial bank holding companies in the United States. More recently, she served as Chief Administrative Officer of Northeast Bancorp, and led the development of its successful direct online savings division, ableBanking.  

Campion began her career in government and national politics, serving on the White House staff in the Speechwriting Office, and the Office of Public Liaison during the Carter Administration. She also held senior positions on the 1984 Mondale and 1988 Dukakis presidential campaigns.

She and her husband Chuck Campion, co-founder and Chairman of Dewey Square Group, have two children and reside Brookline, Massachusetts.