Heidi Ashwell

Director of Operations, Industries

For the past 15 years, Heidi has worked in various capacities for The Boeing Company, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and National Industries for the Blind. She brings integrated experience in the areas of product development, engineering and process improvement, combined with a deep understanding of issues affecting people with vision loss. As Director of Operations for Chicago Lighthouse Industries, Heidi oversees the production of wall clocks, calendars and other office products made at the Industries manufacturing facility. Heidi received a Bachelor of Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Master of Science from California State University. She joins The Chicago Lighthouse from Colorado, where her husband is completing his medical residency.