Chief Marketing Officer
Alan Heymann is Chief Marketing Officer for DC Water and President of DC Water’s nonprofit Blue Drop affiliate. He leads the Authority’s efforts in developing new markets for its products and services, to provide value to ratepayers locally and advance the water sector nationally. He also serves as a member of the executive team and as a senior adviser to the General Manager. Mr. Heymann brings nearly two decades of communications, marketing and policy experience to this role, which is his second tour of duty at DC Water.
Most recently, Mr. Heymann was Vice President of Communications for the Humane Society of the United States. He led a team of more than 100 people in seven departments in producing and disseminating hundreds of pieces of content across multiple platforms every month for the global advocacy organization.
From 2010-2013, Mr. Heymann served as Chief of External Affairs for DC Water. Under the direction of the General Manager, he led a nationally-recognized rebranding campaign that reconnected the utility with its customers and reminded them of the value of water in their lives. He launched an aggressive tap-water marketing effort that continues to this day, established DC Water’s social media presence and expanded the Authority’s government relations efforts.
Mr. Heymann held various senior communications roles within the District Government prior to joining DC Water. He served within the District Department of the Environment, the Office of the Attorney General, the Executive Office of the Mayor and the DC Council.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Heymann was a television reporter, producer and anchor in his native Illinois. He has a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School and a Juris Doctorate from The George Washington University Law School. Mr. Heymann is a member of the bar in Illinois and the District of Columbia. He and his family live in Maryland.