Heather is the co-founder and CEO of The Cynja, a technology firm developing privacy and security applications to help consumers protect their digital lives. In addition, she’s co-author of The Cynja children’s book series.
She is the former Director of Global Analyst Relations at Neustar, a technology and information services company serving the telecommunications, Internet, marketing and media industries. Heather is frequently cited as a thought leader on industry best practices. She continues to consult tech firms about their industry analyst relations programs.
Before joining Neustar, Heather was a Senior Producer at Fox News Channel and has experience covering news for Public Radio International, KUOW Seattle, PBS NewsHour, National Public Radio, C-SPAN and Reuters TV. She also served on the staff of U.S. Senator Gordon H. Smith from her home state of Oregon.
In 2006, Heather was elected by her peers in broadcast journalism as Chairman of the Congressional Radio & TV Correspondents’ Association and also served on their Executive Committee for five years.
Heather earned a B.A. from Willamette University, a Masters in Journalism from Columbia University and holds an MBA from The Johns Hopkins University.