Green Festival Speakers

Dave Heffernan

A marketing communications professional and community builder with over 30 years of experience, Dave Heffernan has worked with Bethesda Green since the nonprofit launched 2008. Before that, Dave was Marketing Director for 40Plus of Greater Washington, a job-search support nonprofit, and VP of Public Affairs for the Center for Education Reform, where he supervised communications, marketing and public affairs activities. Earlier in his career, Dave was Managing Editor at the Children's Defense Fund, where he led an editorial and production team that created over $1 million in publication sales annually. Dave also supervised multi-million dollar outreach contracts with FDA and NIST as a Project Manager with SciComm, a small, Bethesda-based consulting firm.