Heather Howell is Director of Innovation at Brown-Forman Corp. Prior to joining Brown-Forman, Heather was CTO (Chief Tea Officer) at Rooibee Red Tea. She has more than 15 years of experience in Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies. A graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, she received her MBA from Bellarmine University and has become a nationally recognized leader in the areas of workforce development, talent attraction and branding. Heather has been recognized numerous times on both a local, regional and national scale including the 2013 Ernst & Young E.D.G.E. award. Progressive Grocer magazine named her Female Executive of the Year in 2012. Howell often details her entrepreneurial endeavors as a guest writer for different publications including The Wall Street Journal’s The Accelerators blog. A passionate advocate for the role of women in business and inspiring future leaders, she serves as Chairwoman of the Board of the National Association of Women MBAs.
Director of Innovation