Heather Brewer, President

 

​Heather founded HB Strategies in 2014 to use her communications expertise and political know-how to support and promote economic development in New Mexico and around the country.

Today, Heather’s clients include cutting-edge startups like Babierge, Plug.Solar and FatPipe, as well as established organizations like Keystone International, The Gaia Group and AfterMath Education. She also serves as a public relations and marketing instructor for CNM’s Ignite accelerator where she works with entrepreneurs to decide if, when and how to launch a public relations campaign for their business.

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 also 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, Joe Monahan’s election night coverage, and KNME’s The Line. She began her career as a journalist, writing for Baltimore Magazine and The Macon Telegraph.

She has provided debate and media training for many candidates and campaigns, including Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, District Court Judge Shannon Bacon and the Respect ABQ Women campaign.


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 now includes fraternal twins.