Heather Mills, Lead, Funding Strategies, Principal Analyst & Director of Operations

Heather Mills is CTC’s Funding Strategies Team Lead. She works with clients to identify, apply for, and comply with the requirements of major federal broadband grant and loan programs, including the USDA Rural Utilities Service’s ReConnect program, ARC, EDA, and New Market Tax Credits. She also provides grant management services to help maximize the benefits of grants. Heather has particular expertise in the Federal Communications Commission’s E-Rate program and Healthcare Connect Fund, and has prepared and provided guidance for FirstNet grant applications.

Heather also works closely with the CTC team that supports clients on wireless facility siting application reviews. She provides program management and staffing solutions for the team as well as advising on internal management processes.

In addition to her client-facing role, Heather is CTC’s Director of Operations. She oversees the firm’s administrative operations, including billing, accounts payable, accounts receivable, contracts, and compliance.

Prior to joining CTC, Heather spent several years managing the office of a boutique law firm in the District of Columbia. She has a decade of experience managing and advising local and statewide political campaigns, has managed public education campaigns for non-profit organizations, and has managed two small private grant-making foundations. Heather holds graduate degrees in Political Science and Management.