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Heather Dodge
Heather Dodge

Instructor. Heather Dodge is an HR leader with over 17 years of deep and progressive expertise working within the employee benefits field mostly in Portland, OR and for a brief time in So. California.  She has diverse industry experience ranging from transportation, healthcare, retail, metal & mining, hi tech, energy and education – with mostly mid-size to large employers in both the private and public sector.

Heather is passionate about developing personalized, engaging and well-communicated benefit plans & programs that balance the employee experience with leadership vision and fiscal responsibility.  She’s served as a board member on the Columbia Willamette Compensation Group and is undergoing her certification for the Certified 401(k) Fiduciary Program designation (C(k)PF). To help stay connected to her employer’s mission, she volunteers for SMART (Start Making a Reader Today) where she is privileged to read one on one with children weekly at a local school.  Heather’s free time is typically spent unintentionally honing her negotiation and conflict resolution skills, as warranted by her sweet but persistent 3-year old son.