Heather C. Fischer
Heather C. Fischer is the senior advisor for human rights crimes at Thomson Reuters Special Services. In this capacity, Fischer serves on the Executive Leadership team and advises on company strategy to protect human rights and combat crimes of exploitation. Previously, Fischer served as the White House special advisor for human trafficking. During her detail assignments to the White House from the U.S. Department of Justice, she served as the human trafficking coordinator for the Executive Office of the President and the President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons to prevent and address all forms of human trafficking. Prior to her role in the White House, Fischer was the special advisor to the Ambassador At-Large in the Office of the Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (J/TIP) at the US Department of State. Before joining the US Department of State, Fischer served as a subject matter expert on human trafficking at the McCain Institute for International Leadership.