Heather Sutton

Headshot: Heather Sutton


  • M.B.A., The University of Maryland

In Memoriam

Heather Sutton joined the New York City Labor Market Information Service (LMIS) in the Center for Urban Research  in 2019 and serves as Deputy Director. She has over 15 years of experience in workforce development and nonprofit management. Her leadership spans several capacities in developing solutions for improving the outcomes of underserved children and youth in New York City, particularly through building public-private partnerships. She has led initiatives in early childhood and K-12 education, college success, and access to career pathways toward greater economic mobility for vulnerable populations. Heather holds several professional coaching credentials through The International Coaching Federation and The Co-Active® Institute, and launched genARISE, an initiative designed to provide career and wellness coaching to first-generation college students and recent graduates to support their transition to early career.

Previously, Heather directed strategic initiatives for both The Heckscher Foundation for Children and The International Longevity Center within Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health.

Heather is an alumna of the Coro Workforce Systems Leadership Program, has served on the Philanthropic Advisory Committee for the NYC Neighborhood Library Awards, and has been a member of Early Childhood Partners-NYC, The NYC Workforce Funders, and Philanthropy New York’s leadership, coaching, and mentorship program. In recognition of her work, City and State New York honored her with its Corporate Social Responsibility Award in Philanthropy. Heather holds an MBA from The University of Maryland and an undergraduate degree in psychology from Bucknell University.