Heather Higginbottom serves as President of the JPMorgan Chase PolicyCenter, which develops and advances sustainable, evidence-based policy solutions to drive inclusive economic growth in the U.S. and around the world.
Prior to joining JPMorgan Chase, Heather served as Chief Operating Officer of CARE USA, a $650 million international nongovernmental organization that provides humanitarian and development assistance in over 90 countries reaching 80 million people per year.
Heather has extensive federal government experience, including serving as the first female Deputy Secretary of State managing operations and foreign assistance programming for the State Department and USAID. Heather also served as Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget, where she was the Chief Operating Officer and a principal architect of the federal budget, and as Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council. Heather also served in senior positions on Capitol Hill for many years and on two presidential campaigns.
Heather holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Rochester and a master’s degree in Public Policy from the George Washington University.