Heather Fortuna Bush is a senior leader managing Booz Allen’s Joint Combatant Command (JCC) business in Europe supporting U.S. European Command (USEUCOM), U.S. Africa Command (USAFRICOM), and their service commands. Based in Stuttgart, Germany, she also leads our JCC Europe integrated management team with nearly 700 employees in 12 countries.
While at Booz Allen, Heather has managed contracts ranging from $5 million to $1.2 billion in the U.S. and Europe spanning delivery around the world, including to USEUCOM and USAFRICOM. She has successfully led clients through strategic planning efforts, business process reengineering, organizational design, and open-source media analysis.
Before joining Booz Allen, Heather worked in nonprofit organizations to bring programs to vulnerable women in post-conflict countries in Europe and Africa, helping them build their skillsets, enabling them to positively work through their wartime experiences, and giving them a way to provide for their families. She also served as editor-in-chief of a journal that brought awareness to these issues and spoke at public events, including Capitol Hill receptions, panels, and multiorganization conferences.
Heather has participated in several pro bono projects, including strategic planning efforts for the Arlington Academy of Hope, a nonprofit that provides basic education and health assistance for children in Uganda. She also co-led the first expedition to Nepal through CHOICE Humanitarian, where she established a microcredit program for women.
Heather is a certified project management professional. She holds an M.S. in gender and social policy from the London School of Economics and Political Science and dual B.S. degrees in political science and sociology from the University of Utah.