Prior to becoming Executive Director on January 1, 2018, Heather was AWESOME’s Director, Member Engagement and Sponsorships. Under her leadership the AWESOME network has grown to more than 1,200 women, and sponsorships by major companies increased to a total of 31 for the 2017 Symposium. She also worked with founder Ann Drake and former Executive Director Nancy Nix on strategic planning and implementation of all AWESOME initiatives.
Heather is also the owner of Crispy Concepts LLC where she consults on leadership and supply chain. She is the former Vice President Indirect Sourcing and Logistics for Danaher Corporation. In that role, she was co-chief procurement officer with worldwide responsibility for non-production and logistics sourcing, strategy, and implementation across the corporation’s 40-plus operating companies. She was involved with operations in 125 countries and led successful changes in supply chain processes, policies, talent, quality, efficiency, and acquisitions as Danaher grew from $3 billion to over $20 billion in revenues in her 13 years with the company.
Heather’s career experience spans over 30 years in the manufacturing and transportation industries and includes experience living and working in Asia. Prior to joining Danaher in 2002, Heather held various leadership positions in procurement, logistics and marketing with Honeywell, Union Pacific Corporation and NCR Corporation.
Heather served on the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals’ board of directors, for 11 years, and is past Chairman of the Board. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Science degree from Carnegie Mellon University.