Heron Foundation Names New President

Dana K. Bezerra to assume role Dec. 31, while Clara Miller will transition to role of president emerita.

Dana K. Bezerra will become president of the Heron Foundation December 31.

Effective December 31, Dana K. Bezerra will become president of the Heron Foundation ($300 million), the organization announced Monday.

Bezerra joined Heron in 2006 and has been responsible for deal sourcing, identifying, and developing investor relationships, syndicating capital, and cultivating opportunities. Prior to Heron, Bezerra was at Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner & Smith.

Bezerra has also served on the board of Capital Impact Partners, the steering arm committee for Mission Investors’ Exchange, and as a reviewer for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of its Grand Challenge Exploration Program.

“I’ve had the joy and privilege of working with Dana both before I came to Heron and during my tenure,” Heron’s President Clara Miller said in a statement. “Her exceptional ability to connect people and ideas, her diverse experience, and her inclusive working style make her uniquely well-equipped to lead the next phase of Heron’s evolution.”

Miller will assume the role of president emerita starting December 31.

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