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Heather Smith

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Senior Assistant
Heather Smith, Senior Assistant, Information Technology supports the Chief Information Officer and the IT Leadership team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In addition to this role, Heather is the Chair of the Women Connect Employee Resource Group and member of International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP).
With over 15 years of broad industry experience, Heather has worked in a number of roles including administration to business management.  She has experience supporting diverse industries and an array of personalities. Throughout her career, Heather was fortunate to learn from great leaders that taught her how to leverage the administrative profession with customer service and effective communication to deliver meaningful results aligned with the most important business goals.
Heather studied Political Science and Social Studies at Western Washington University.