Heidi Mohlman Tringe is a seasoned policy, legislative affairs, and communications professional with extensive experience in both Vermont and Washington, DC. She joined the Montpelier, VT, government and public relations firm MMR, LLC, in August 2010 and became a Partner in 2011. At MMR she advises clients on diverse policy issues on both a state and national level.
Heidi was a member of Vermont Governor Jim Douglas’ senior staff from January 2008 until July 2010, where she served as his liaison with the National Governors Association, the White House and federal agencies, Vermont’s Congressional delegation, and Vermont agencies and departments including the Agency of Human Services (AHS), the Department of Labor, the Department of Banking, Insurance, Securities & Health Care Administration, and the Lottery Commission. Before joining the Governor’s staff she worked for two years at AHS as Principal Assistant, responsible for policy development, legislative affairs, and communications.
She moved to Vermont in October 2005 after serving in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy as Director of Legislative Affairs, where she worked on federal research and development policy, the President’s Moon-Mars Initiative, and the confirmation of NASA Administrator Michael Griffin. From 2001 to February 2004, Heidi was the Communications Director for the US House of Representatives Committee on Science, helping to coordinate the Committee’s work on the investigations into the collapse of the World Trade Center towers and the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster, among other issues. From 1996 to 2001, she held a number of positions in the office of US Senator Jim Jeffords (R-VT), including Education Policy Research Assistant, Deputy Press Secretary, and Press Secretary for his 2000 reelection campaign.
Heidi currently serves on the Board of Directors of Prevent Child Abuse Vermont, the fundraising committee for the Montpelier ArtSynergy Project, and until recently was on the selection committee for the Con Hogan Award for Creative, Entrepreneurial, Community Leadership. She volunteers at Main Street Middle School in Montpelier and at the Old Meeting House in East Montpelier. She lives in Montpelier with her husband and two children.