Heather Lord is a strategist, researcher, writer and speaker with over 20 years of experience spanning the philanthropic, social impact and private sectors. She is currently the co-founder of V&H Social Impact, working with individuals, companies and nonprofit organizations on designing their social impact strategies, initiatives and partnerships. She began her career at a Rockefeller Foundation new media startup and more recently worked with the Whitney family to launch programs at the Greentree estate, convening world leaders such as the United Nations Security Council and Chief Executive Board, Acumen Fund, Aspen Institute, Médecins Sans Frontières, World Bank, International Center for Transitional Justice, International Peace Institute and foreign consulates and heads of state from over 80 countries. She worked in the private sector as a brand strategist and futurist trendspotter for Faith Popcorn’s BrainReserve where she “brailled the culture” analyzing shifts in consumer behavior for Fortune 500 clients such as Nike, McDonald’s, Proctor & Gamble.
She has served on boards for corporate and philanthropic organizations such as Humanity in Action, RNR Foundation, TerreformONE at the Brooklyn Navy Yard NewLab, In/PACT and the Global Philanthropy Committee of the Council on Foundations. Heather was educated at the University of Chicago, Reed College, and holds a Master of Public Policy from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
Learn more about Heather’s work: VHsocialimpact.com
Updated May 2019
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