Heather Schneider, Executive Director

As Executive Director, Heather works with the Golden Civic Foundation’s Board of Directors to craft and implement the organization’s strategic initiatives, as well as lead GCF’s fundraising, programming, and communication efforts. In addition to being passionate about her hometown of Golden, CO, she brings 19 years of marketing and business development to her role at GCF.

Heather has been active in her community and currently serves on City of Golden’s Community Marketing Committee (aka Visit Golden)
and is an Associate with the Institute for Environmental Solutions. She previously served as the Marketing and Communications Chair for the Golden Schools Foundation’s Annual Golden Gallop 5K/10K, Marketing Chair for the Golden Chamber of Commerce’s Young Professional’s Group, and a 2009 graduate of Leadership Golden. She also was the recipient of the City of Golden’s Mayor’s Award of Excellence in 2014.

Heather earned a Bachelor of Communications from Arizona State University. She lives in historic downtown Golden with her husband and three children, two dogs, and four chickens.