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Heather Hansen

Heather HansenHeather Hansen is a contract lobbyist and Executive Director of Washington Friends of Farms & Forests. She has managed her own government relations firm since 1997 specializing in agricultural, natural resource, and tax issues at both the state and federal levels. She also serves on the Washington State University College of Agriculture Human and Natural Resource Sciences Kitchen Cabinet and the Board of Directors of the Center for Women and Democracy. She has received awards for grassroots organizing, promoting agriculture and excellence in legislative and government affairs from various national agricultural organizations.

Heather earned both Bachelors and Masters degrees from Washington State University. She served on the faculty of Utah State University and the University of Arizona. She is an alumnus of the Washington Agriculture and Forestry Leadership Program.

In her spare time, Heather is an instructor and climb leader with the Mountaineers.

Updated on September 15, 2011

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