Director of Communications
Heather Greenfield is the director of communications at the Computer and Communications Industry Association. She came from the National Journal’s Technology Daily where she wrote about the political activities of bloggers and how candidates were using new media to get elected along with technology policy issues on Capitol Hill. She was a reporter for Associated Press in Washington DC for 12 years working for newspaper, radio and TV affiliates. During this time she also wrote a Washington column for TechWeek magazine, trained broadcast reporters in Ethiopia on U.S. investigative reporting techniques, and spent several months in Germany writing for die Tageszeitung in East Berlin as part of a journalist exchange program. Greenfield used to be a television reporter and anchor and came to Washington in 1992 as part of the Joan Shorenstein Barone Congressional Fellowship program in which she worked as a press assistant for the Senate Finance Committee under Chairman Lloyd Bentsen of Texas.
Awards include a Japan Foreign Press Fellowship, Arthur Burns Fellowship, Gannett Fellowship, a best local reporting award in 2002 from the Society of Professional Journalists and an Emmy for co-producing a documentary on the aftermath of Hurricane Hugo for WCIV-TV.
She has a master’s degree in news media studies from American University, a graduate certificate in Asian studies from the University of Hawaii and an honors degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin.