Heather Emerson

Heather Emerson

In August of 2021, Heather stepped down from the board of Truth Be Told and into the Interim ED role while the hiring committee searches for the perfect replacement to Katie Ford after her 3.5 years at the helm.

Heather has spent the last 15 years rebuilding her life after being incarcerated for one year. Her promise upon release was to grow, be honest, and do good things. She graduated from University of Texas with dual degrees in Mathematics and Linguistics, and in 2020 with her Masters from Harvard University.

Heather is an entrepreneur at heart, co-founding a 5 million dollar Austin-based sustainable business called Prep To Your Door that prioritizes people and planet over profit. Her proudest accomplishment is being invited to the board of Truth Be Told in 2020, and named as Forbes Next 1000 for 2021. Heather was also a finalist for Austin Under 40 Awards in 2020 and 2021, and won the prestigious Austin Women’s Way Award for “Business to Watch.”

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/emersonheather/