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Heather Campion

Managing Director, Connected Leadership Practice

Consulting, Leadership, Managing Directors

Heather Campion is a managing director, and leads the firm’s strategic consulting practice, Connected Leadership, which helps CEOs and c-suite leaders to develop and engage influential networks, expand reputations and advance thought leadership. She also serves as a strategic adviser in Diversified Search Group’s executive searches across multiple sectors. 

Campion has broad experience at the highest levels of public, private, and nonprofit institutions with expertise in communications, marketing, government relations, and charitable giving. Prior to joining Diversified Search Group, Campion was CEO of the JFK Presidential Library Foundation following over a decade in financial services. She led Corporate Affairs as EVP at Citizens Financial Group, serving on the company’s top management team through over a dozen acquisitions. She later served as Chief Administrative Officer and Corporate Secretary of Northeast Bancorp.

Prior to her career in banking, Campion held several key leadership positions at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. She was associate director of Harvard’s Institute of Politics and director of the JFK Jr. Forum. She also served as the school’s director of public liaison and helped launch the Center for Business & Government. She currently serves on the senior advisory committee of Harvard’s Institute of Politics (IOP).

Campion began her career in politics and government and served in the Carter White House, first in the speechwriting office and then in the Public Liaison Office. She has also had roles in several presidential campaigns.

A recognized leader in women’s advancement, Campion is a past president of the Massachusetts Women’s Forum and is on the board of the Massachusetts Conference for Women. She has served on numerous private and nonprofit boards and in addition to Harvard’s IOP, she’s on the board of AAA Northeast, and on the President’s Advisory Board of the Brigham & Women’s Hospital and is a member of the Corporation of Mass General Brigham.

Education

BA, American History
Mount Holyoke College

Executive Education Certificates
Harvard Business School