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Heather Lasher Todd – Director

 

Experience

Heather has extensive experience in public affairs and public relations, starting with years of work on political campaigns at the local, state and federal level. Over the past thirteen years she has held a variety of roles in the communications field, with responsibilities ranging from media relations and message development to speechwriting and branding. Her wide-ranging career includes prior agency work, several years as a press secretary and communications director in the U.S. House of Representatives, and leading the communications activities of a statewide Missouri non-profit organization.

Prior to joining StratCommRx, Heather worked for more than three years at the American Medical Association, developing messaging and conducting media relations on behalf of America’s physicians. She has a strong background in health care and public policy, community engagement, and media and government relations. Her favorite part of working in the communications field is the opportunity to help clients develop compelling messages that resonate with a variety of audiences.

Heather is a graduate of Truman State University, was raised in Hannibal,
MO, and is happy to be back in the St. Louis area after living for years in
Washington, DC.

Awards

2013 APEX Publication Excellence Award for Editorial & Advocacy Writing

PR Daily’s 2013 Nonprofit PR Award, Honorable Mention, Best Advocacy Campaign

Education and Training

Truman State University, Bachelor of Arts, Communication

Graduate, Sue Shear Institute for Women in Public Life, 21st Century Leadership Academy

Completed training on measuring results, leveraging social media and improving editing