Heidi Hansen – President
Heidi Hansen, ’91 BS (Communication), has worked for the City of Flagstaff for the past 6 1/2 years. Currently, Heidi works in the Economic Vitality Division as the Economic Vitality Director. This position oversees the airport, arts and sciences, beautification, economic development, library (city & county), parking, and tourism programs. Before this position, Heidi was the Convention and Visitors Bureau Director and oversaw the city’s tourism marketing and visitor services programs. Heidi has 25 plus years’ experience in sales and marketing and previously worked as the Advertising Director for the Arizona Daily Sun for 11 ½ years and nine years at the Arizona Republic. Heidi is a 1991 graduate of Northern Arizona University (NAU) with a Bachelor’s degree in Advertising and earned her Arizona Association Economic Development Professional (AAEDPro) certification in 2017. Heidi actively participates with her alma mater as the current NAU Alumni Association Board President and as an NAU Student-Athlete Mentor. Heidi also serves on several community boards and commissions: Flagstaff Leadership Program Advisory Board, College of America PAC Committee, Cancer Support Community Flagstaff Chapter, and Arizona Forward. Heidi received the Chamber of Commerce Athena Young Professionals award in 2007 and the City Manager’s Director of the Year award in 2016. Heidi is also a 2007 graduate of the Flagstaff Leadership Program. Heidi has a husband of twenty-three years and a son and daughter, ages 21 and 19.