TOP Women in Aerospace & Aviation To Follow on LinkedIn 2022: 63. Heather Richman

63. Heather Jo (McLean) Richman

USDOD + IC Innovation / BMNT / Hacking 4 Defense / FOCOM / Defense Investor Network, NavalX

63. Heather Jo (McLean) Richman

Average Post Engagement: 29.80


United States

What I use Linkedin for:

Ecosystem development. Educating the investor and innovation communities about DOD and IC needs.

Number of Followers:



Aerospace & Aviation


Who am I:

I am a DOD/IC innovation professional with a Capitol Hill background. For the past 18 years, I have been here in Silicon Valley working to truly bridge the gap between these two worlds. I am a national security enthusiast, a runner, a doer, and a mom to two awesome daughters.

What I do:

I work behind the scenes to create real change. I look at challenges wholistically – from the public and private sector viewpoints – to figure out how best these worlds can work together. I create mechanisms to enable investment and participation.

Why you should follow me on Linkedin:

I’d prefer people connect with me than follow me. Connection is important. I try to provide valuable and time saving information to enable non-traditionals to work with DOD/IC.

Who I follow on Linkedin

I don’t follow people. I connect with them.


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