Heather Brewer, President
Heather founded HB Strategies in 2014 to use her communications expertise and political know-how to advance organizations, leaders and ideas that will move New Mexico forward.
Heather has worked with the Pew Charitable Trusts' Restore America's Parks campaign as well as their work to protect public lands in New Mexico. Other issue-based clients include Strong Families New Mexico and the New Mexico Coalition for Sexual Assault Programs.
Heather’s corporate clients have included cutting-edge startups like Babierge and FatPipe as well as established organizations like Keystone International, The Gaia Group and AfterMath Education.
In the political arena, Heather managed Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver's successful 2018 re-election campaign as well as her 2019 bid for U.S. Senate. Heather also ran New Mexico Together, an innovative independent expenditure committee that helped expand the Democrats' majority in the New Mexico Senate in 2016. Heather provides strategic communications services to Senate Majority Whip Mimi Stewart and House Health and Human Services Committee Chair Debbie Armstrong. She has provided debate and media training for many candidates and campaigns, including Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, New Mexico Supreme Court Justice Shannon Bacon and the Respect ABQ Women campaign.
Heather brings to her work extensive communications and political experience in New Mexico and Washington, D.C. Heather served as State Director for U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich and District Director for then-Rep. Martin Heinrich.
Heather also served as Media Relations Coordinator for New Mexico Speaker of the House Ben Lujan and Communications Director for Patricia Madrid’s hard-fought congressional campaign in 2006. She provided communications services for Howard Dean for New Mexico.
In D.C., Heather worked on Capitol Hill, where she served as press secretary for Rep. Juanita Millender-McDonald and then for Rep. Lynn Woolsey.
Heather hosted a public affairs radio program, Insight New Mexico, and has been a guest and contributor for other New Mexico programs, including The Jim Villanucci Show and KNME’s The Line. She is a founder and contributor to BravaNM. She began her career as a journalist, writing for Baltimore Magazine and The Macon Telegraph.
Heather earned her bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. She lives in Albuquerque with her husband, Gordon, and their wonderful blended family, which includes 7-year-old fraternal twins.