Addison Heard, M.B.A., M.S.
Chief Technology Officer
Addison Heard is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Child Care Aware® of America. He has almost 20 years of experience in engineering, technology, security, and business.
Prior to Child Care Aware® of America, Mr. Heard was a digital product manager at Booz Allen Hamilton where he provided expertise in product management, design, and agile development, with a specific focus on taking technologies to market and growing the firm’s capability to productize its many client solutions. He also assisted the Department of Labor (DOL) OIST team with a multi-year wide-ranging IT modernization strategy including cloud transition, grant management systems, case management systems, enterprise data and technology architectures, data visualization, and advanced data analytics.
As the CTO of Child Care Aware® of America, Mr. Heard is responsible for building and leading the technology team and guiding the technology strategy for network infrastructure, software development and outward/inward facing websites of Child Care Aware of America. He has a dynamic role which is not only hands on in developing and recommending software, but also engaging customers, and Child Care Aware® of America partners.
Mr. Heard holds an Master of Business Administration from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia, a master’s degree in risk and reliability engineering from the University of Maryland, a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Dartmouth College.
Mr. Heard joined Child Care Aware® of America in May 2017.