Heidi Hansen

Heidi Hansen Vice President
Northern Arizona University

Heidi Hansen, ’91 BS (Communication), works in the Economic Vitality Division for the City of Flagstaff as the Economic Vitality Director. This position oversees the airport, arts and sciences, beautification, economic development, historic preservation, library, parking, and tourism programs. Before that she had been the Convention and Visitors Bureau Director and oversaw the city’s tourism marketing and visitor services program. Heidi has 20 plus years’ experience in sales and marketing in the media industry having been the Advertising Director at the Arizona Daily Sun for 11 ½ years and prior to that position worked nine years at the Arizona Republic. Heidi is a 1991 graduate of Northern Arizona University with a Bachelor’s degree in Advertising. While attending NAU, Heidi had the pleasure to work at the University newspaper, The Lumberjack.  This experience helped Heidi decide the major she wanted to pursue and helped lead her career path. Heidi actively participates on the NAU Alumni Board where she is currently seated as the Vice President, Flagstaff Leadership Program Advisory Board, College of America PAC Committee, Arizona Daily Sun Publisher Advisory Committee, NAU Student Athlete Mentor, and was Co-Chair for the 2014 United Way Campaign.  Heidi received the Athena Young Professionals award in 2007 and most recently awarded the 2016 Director of the Year for the City of Flagstaff. She has a husband of twenty-one years and two children, ages 19 and 16.