APMSA Executive Director

Heather Keith is the Executive Director for the American Podiatric Medical Students’ Association. Ms. Keith joined APMSA in December 2016. She is responsible for managing and supervising all aspects of the association including member relations, external representation, policy development and governance, strategic planning, finances and administration, development and corporate relations, and publications and communications.

Ms. Keith has25+ years of association experience and brings extensive knowledge in all aspects of volunteer-governed organizations, including operations management, meeting planning, advocacy, marketing, and information technology. In previous positions, she was responsible for directing operations, finance, and meeting planning programs.

Ms. Keith has a B.A. in Government and International Politics from George Mason University. She is a graduate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute of Organization Management (IOM), which is a senior-level professional development program. She served on the Board of Regents for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce West Institute from 2010 to 2014. She is an active member of the American Society of Association Executives.

"The American Podiatric Medical Students’ Association is the national, student-led organization that serves as the collective voice for all podiatric medical students. We are committed to the protection and advancement of student rights and interests by advocating in legislative and educational arenas. We provide resources to our members to assist them throughout their education as they transition into podiatric residents and physicians."