Ana Heeren brings deep experience and a global perspective to her clients, having developed comprehensive external and internal communication plans, public relations strategies and stakeholder engagements in places such as Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, Spain, the UK and the US.
Most recently, Ms. Heeren provided communications counsel to the Government of Mexico as it renegotiated the modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement. She has also provided public affairs and media relations support to the pharmaceutical industry as it navigated intellectual property concerns in Latin America and to the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority as it renegotiated its debt with creditors and worked to transform its infrastructure.
In 2018, Ms. Heeren was named to M&A Advisor’s Annual Emerging Leaders list, which recognizes and celebrates the achievements of M&A, Financing and Turnaround professionals who have made notable contributions to their industry and community.
In 2019, Ms. Heeren was named to Consulting magazine’s Rising Stars of the Profession list, which recognizes outstanding talent in the consulting industry. Ms. Heeren was honored in the Communications category in recognition for her work and creation of a multidisciplinary Latin America and Caribbean offering focused on the cross-border communications needs of corporates operating across the Americas.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Ms. Heeren was a principal at PA Consulting Group’s Global Energy practice. While there, she executed diverse management consulting projects, ranging from crafting communications strategies to executing re-organization and process improvement projects to developing highly technical electric utility reliability enhancement plans.
Ms. Heeren has worked with a broad spectrum of clients, including oil and gas majors, electric utilities, regulators, chemical and agricultural companies, pension funds and private equity firms. She has also worked at Bain & Company in Rome as part of its merger and acquisition due diligence team, and at LLYC in Madrid where she helped clients deal with complex public relations issues and fulfill corporate strategies through public and media relations.
Ms. Heeren holds a B.A. from the University of Westminster in London and an M.A. from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. A proud Brazilian native, Ms. Heeren is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish and English and proficient in Italian. She resides in Washington, D.C. with her husband and twin daughters.