Mrs. Heidi H. Grant ’87 – Annandale, VA
Heidi Grant is president of Business Development at Boeing, where she leads a team of nearly 500 people in 25 states and 16 countries representing the company’s defense, space and government services portfolios. Her organization develops and maintains customer relationships that align Boeing’s products and services with customer mission requirements, capturing new business and achieving business growth.
Grant joined Boeing in November 2021 from the U.S. Department of Defense, having served as director, Defense Security Cooperation Agency, responsible for all DOD security cooperation programs involving defense articles, military training and other defense-related services. She oversaw more than 15,000 military sales cases with more than 150 countries valued at more than $600 billion. She also managed a certification program for 20,000 civilian and military personnel.
Before joining the agency, Grant was director of Defense Technology Security Administration, responsible for developing and implementing global technology security policies for international transfer of defense-related goods, services and technologies.
From 2010 through 2018, Grant served as deputy under secretary of the Air Force, International Affairs, providing oversight and guidance for international policy and for programs supporting global national security objectives, technology and information disclosure, security assistance, education and training, and cooperative research and development. She also managed the Air Force Foreign Liaison Office and attaché affairs.
In 2002, Grant was appointed to the Senior Executive Service and assigned as the first civilian director of resources and analysis for U.S. operations in the Middle East, Central and South Asia, and North East Africa. Working with senior representatives from 65 countries, she led resource strategy and analysis for operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. She later helped establish U.S. Africa Command as its first director of resources, leading personnel and financial programming that served as the foundation for successful interagency and international partnerships for global security.
Grant is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She is also on the USO National Capital District Advisory Board, Pfeiffer University Board of Trustees, University of Oklahoma (OU) Strategic Research Advisory Board, Global Special Operations Forces (GSOF) Advisory Council, and Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) International Executive Committee Member.
Grant has a Bachelor of Science in business from Pfeiffer University and a Master of Public Administration in financial management from Troy State University.