CDCA Vice President, Public Relations Committee Chair, Philanthropy Committee Chair
Heather Walker has been employed by Booz Allen Hamilton for more than 16 years and is currently serving as a Principal with leadership responsibility for the firm’s Charleston office and SSC Atlantic business. Her responsibilities include strategic planning, business development, program management, client relationship management and staff leadership. Prior to her arrival in Charleston in September 2010, Heather provided program, financial, acquisition and technical support to SPAWAR HQ and PEO C4I in San Diego, CA and Norfolk, VA. After graduating from Villanova University with a B.S. in International Business and being commissioned through the ROTC program, Heather served for four years as an active duty Surface Warfare Officer in the U.S. Navy prior to beginning her career with Booz Allen. Heather is committed to the local Defense industry and the belief that the partnership between government, industry, non-profits and academia is key to success in Charleston. She is currently serving in her third year on the CDCA Board of Directors and as the Chair / Co-Chair of the Small Business and Industry Outreach (SBIOI) Committee for the last two years, she facilitated frequent open communication and networking opportunities between government and industry. Heather also participates in other local industry associations such as Women in Defense and is active in the local community, serving on the Mount Pleasant Track Club Board and as a mentor for The Citadel cadet leaders. She was a Charleston Regional Business Journal 2013 Executive “Influential Women in Business” award finalist.