Introducing Speaker: Heidi L. Sieck
Heidi L. Sieck, Principal at Democrats.com
Heidi L. Sieck is a Principal at Democrats.com LLC, a national political marketing firm that mobilizes democratic voters through innovative digital engagement. Heidi is an award winning civic entrepreneur and political activist. In her 30 year career, she has served in various sectors - politics, technology and government and focuses on building connections between them. Some of her noteworthy projects include CEO of #VOTEPROCHOICE, a national digital voter engagement project, Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Civic Hall and Democracy.com, both in New York City and interim Chief Operating Officer of Rock the Vote in D.C. In the mid 2000's, she led the project to build the San Francisco 311 Customer Service Center with then Mayor, now Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom which was the first open data platform in the U.S. Prior to government service she was a regulatory compliance officer at AT&T and McCaw Communications where she helped pass the Telecommunications Act of 1996 and became one of the country's experts in competitive telephony and numbering. Plus, she has worked on six presidential campaigns and countless state and location races in nearly every campaign role. Her passion is to change the world by elevating women to positions of leadership. She has a BA in Communications from the University of Nebraska and an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School where she was the recipient of the prestigious Holly Taylor Sargent Award for Advancement of Women in Leadership.