Heather Cowart ’12
Senior Global Portfolio Manager, 3M
Heather Cowart is a Senior Global Portfolio Manager in 3M Oral Care. In her current role, she has overseen award-winning product launches and pioneered new-to-3M business models. She also leads global expansion of the 3M-Bioclear partnership with recent launches in China, Brazil and Western Europe. Heather previously worked in product commercialization as a New Product Marketer and in 3M Corporate Strategy where her projects included developing the corporate strategic plan.
Heather also brings global and start-up experience from her pre-3M career. As a Fulbright grantee, she taught English academic writing at the University of Antwerp, Belgium. She then joined a real estate finance start-up where she developed new loan products, managed institutional investor relationships, and built out the company’s trade desk.
Heather graduated from Claremont McKenna College as Valedictorian with a dual degree in French and Government and was a member of the inaugural class of Seaver Leadership Scholars. She earned her MBA with honors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business where she was a Kapnick Leadership Development Facilitator. Outside of work, she volunteers as a mentor with BestPrep and as an alumni interviewer with Claremont McKenna’s Admissions Office, and she serves on the Board of the Junior League of Saint Paul.