Heidi brings extensive leadership experience with more than 25 years at Target Corporation as well as a nationally recognized collaborative nonprofit, Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ).
Her areas of expertise are collaborating and building relationships, project management, leading the formation of effective teams, process improvement, and customer service. Heidi’s ability to communicate effectively – focusing on active listening – and fostering relationships positioned her to successfully lead teams of various sizes and skills, including managing several cross-functional and multi-million-dollar projects.
At NAZ Heidi was responsible for the strategic planning and leading of comprehensive giving programs that consistently raised over $3,000,000 annually. In 2015, and using the Benevon model of sustainable fundraising, she implemented the One Future Luncheon, annually drawing more than 900 guests and raising more than $500,000 in one hour. In these efforts, Heidi has worked with CEOs, senior executives and various leaders from local and national fortune 500 companies, as well as government officials, and renowned national figures.
Prior to joining NAZ, Heidi had an extensive career at Target Corporation; a training ground for top leaders in our country. She had responsibility for process improvement strategy development, project management, corporate-wide software solution implementation supporting business side for all 350,000 team members, staffing strategy development supporting business unit of 2,000+ field members and leaders resulting in $12,000,000 expense savings. At Target, Heidi learned the importance of collaboration, and the ability to work cross-functionally with all levels of talent from entry-level team members to top executives.
Heidi thrives in an environment where expectations are high. She is excited to bring her passion for understanding the needs of the customer and using all the experience and skills in her toolbox to produce the highest quality work that will drive results and customer satisfaction.
Heidi obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in interpersonal and speech communication from St. Cloud State University.