Assistant Director of Travel and Business Development
Heather joined the ISU Alumni Association staff in September 2012 from Bethesda Lutheran Church in Ames. In her current role, which she began in October 2016, she assists with the administration of the Traveling Cyclones program and coordinates the Alumni Collection merchandise program. In previous positions with the Alumni Association she has worked with Des Moines outreach and events, alumni Homecoming activities, the Quad Cities Cylebration, Cyclone Central tailgates, and athletics-related special events.
Hometown: Creston, Iowa
Favorite ISU tradition: VEISHEA—when we moved to Ames in 1993 we started taking our kids to the parade with the same group of friends each year. When they reached high school we watched them as they marched with the Ames High School band.
Favorite food: Fish tacos from The Café
What I like about my job: Being part of a team that has so much passion for Iowa State University, its alumni, and friends
In my spare time, I like to: Play golf, decorate my home, and scavenge at consignment shops, FaceTime with my adult kids who are living on their own, travel, play piano, & sing
Something unique that most people don't know about me: I am a UNI graduate who works at ISU and lives with a fan of that other Iowa school!
The Iowa State University Alumni Association is an independent 501(c)3, self-governing organization charged with the mission of engaging the talents and resources of alumni, students, and friends in the life, work, and aspiration of Iowa State University. Our vision is to become the lifetime partner in engaging all alumni, students, and friends with Iowa State University.