Managing Director, Communications
Heather Mangrum brings more than 20 years of experience in marketing, PR, and digital and traditional communications strategy. Most recently, she served as Director of Communications for International House, building the nearly century old organization’s first-ever communications practice. Prior to that, she led the communications team at Helen Keller International, a global agency dedicated to preventing blindness and reducing malnutrition, and visited HKI programs in Africa, Asia and the United States to capture assets and success stories illustrating the impact of the work.
Her work in advocacy includes leading communications efforts in launching the ELEV8 national education initiative, as well as for The Center for Arts Education in its efforts to restore and support arts education in New York City public schools. Her experience also includes successful tenures with Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, as well as Rolling Stone magazine. Ms. Mangrum is holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Communications from Washington & Lee University and lives in Brooklyn, NY.