Heather Lauer is the founder of Villageous LLC, a public affairs and digital communications agency. Her portfolio of clients includes the Pickens Plan, which has been widely recognized for its digital advocacy campaign to activate over 3 million supporters on energy issues.
Previously, Heather was a Partner at DCI Group LLC, a global issues management firm based in Washington, D.C. During her 12 years with DCI, Heather managed domestic and international advocacy campaigns for trade associations and Fortune 50 companies.
Heather has worked on political campaigns at the national and state levels including directing the Whip Operation at the 2004 Republican National Convention and overseeing voter contact programs for New York Governor George Pataki’s successful re-election campaign in 2002. Her first experience working in politics was on Bob Dole’s 1996 presidential campaign.
On an unexpected note, Heather is the blogger-turned-author of Bacon: A Love Story (William Morrow/HarperCollins, May 2009). The book was inspired by her blog, BaconUnwrapped.com, which she launched in 2005 as a creative outlet and love poem dedicated to the Best Meat Ever.
Heather earned a B.S. in International Business Administration from Georgetown University. She currently splits her time between Phoenix, Arizona and Fairfield, Idaho. She is active in the Central Phoenix community as the founder of CenPho.com. Heather currently serves as the Board President of Community Food Connections (Phoenix Public Market), and she also sits on the boards of Cascade Lake 4-H Camp and the Idaho Freedom Foundation.