Heather J. Summerer, Associate Director, Public Affairs, Pratt & Whitney
Heather leads Pratt & Whitney’s Public Affairs function, headquartered in East Hartford, CT. Pratt & Whitney, a Raytheon Technologies company, is a world leader in the design, manufacture, and service of aircraft engines and auxiliary power units.
Heather has more than 25 years of aerospace industry experience. She started her career at Pratt & Whitney on a special project, World Fight, the recreation and completion of Amelia Earhart’s flight around the world. She has held a wide variety of positions in Communications, spanning Corporate Social Responsibility, Government Relations, Crisis Communications, Brand & Strategic Events, Social Media, Media Relations and Executive/Employee Communications.
Heather received her undergraduate degree from Eastern Connecticut State University and an MBA from the University of Connecticut. She is also a Certified Meeting Professional from the Convention Industry Council.
Heather has served as Chairman of the East Hartford Chamber of Commerce and on the Executive Board of the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce. Heather also serves as a Trustee for the Connecticut River Valley Chamber of Commerce.
Heather was recognized for her work in the community on behalf of Pratt & Whitney by The Boy Scouts of America with the Whitney M. Young Jr. Service Award and by the East Hartford Chamber of Commerce with the President’s Award.
Heather lives in Amston, CT with her husband and two daughters.