As Vice President Strategic Planning, Heather works with clients and the experienced team of professionals at Gilbert & Cook to develop creative business solutions.

Heather earned her bachelor’s degree from University of Northern Iowa and brings a 20 year history of success within the business community, including experience in Fortune 50 and Big 4 firms. In addition to Financial Services, she has background in Information Technology, Professional Services, Business Strategy and Business Development. 

Active in her community, Heather serves as a mentor in the Kids Hope USA program and is a regular volunteer and supporter for the Alzheimer’s Association. Heather and her husband Bryan live in Ankeny.  Together they enjoy gardening, supporting the arts and theatre community, traveling, and taking weekend motorcycle excursions when time permits to explore Midwestern historical sites and main street neighborhoods.  They have three children: Travis (wife Amber), Megan and Kelly.