Heather Koester is a high-energy community connector adept at working strategically with both nonprofit organizations and businesses to align mission with purpose and achieve the best impact for targeted clients. Heather can see the big picture while at the same time precisely and efficiently managing all critical aspects of multi-faceted projects.
Heather demonstrates a strong connection to her community through civic leadership, serving as an Executive Board Member for nonprofits, volunteering, and physically training older adults. Her leadership skills were honed through a decade of military service, first as a Combat Medic for a U.S. Army Military Police Battalion, then through her appointment to lead a public relations initiative over a six-state region.
After acquiring a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with a Minor in International Business and completing a certification program from Cornell University in Marketing Strategy, Heather worked at The Ritz Carlton and opened Fit 2 Bee Well, a post-rehabilitation fitness company.
In 2015, Heather joined The Patterson Foundation as a consultant with the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading. Her work as Lead Engagement Team Coordinator positively impacts Charlotte, DeSoto, Manatee, and Sarasota counties.
When not working, Heather keeps busy running marathons, SUPing off Sarasota Bay, serving as president of her church board, and raising Abigail, her amazing teenaged daughter.
Join Heather on Twitter: @h_koester941
To contact Heather: firstname.lastname@example.org