Stratacomm LLC announced today that Jennifer Heilman, an account director in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, was elected to a two-year term as secretary of the Executive Board of the Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) D.C. Chapter. The Executive Board’s officers were recently appointed during the chapter’s annual strategic planning session. She previously served on the chapter’s Hospitality Committee.
On behalf of Stratacomm, Jennifer currently manages strategic communications for the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration among other government, trade association and corporate clients within the transportation, energy and environment, infrastructure, and public health and safety sectors. Prior to joining the firm in 2015, Jennifer served in the Arlington County government where she led media relations, crisis communications and social media efforts for transportation, infrastructure and engineering, public works, and environmental sustainability issues and projects. “A rising star and consummate professional, Jennifer’s dedication to WTS and its mission is reflective of her commitment to Stratacomm, its clients and the greater transportation industry,” said John Fitzpatrick, the firm’s co-managing partner and transportation practice lead.
Among the many benefits as a WTS member, Jennifer most enjoys the opportunity to extend her network of professional contacts and learn from people in different sectors of the industry.
“From transportation planners and engineers, to government relations professionals and students, WTS has been a great way to build new relationships,” said Jennifer. “I’m looking forward to continuing to develop these networks while focusing on building my leadership skills by serving in my new role within the chapter.”
Founded in 1977, WTS is an international organization dedicated to building the future of transportation through the advancement of women by providing networking, professional development, mentoring and recognition opportunities. WTS has been an active voice in the transportation industry, growing to a network of more than 5,000 professionals, including both women and men.