Executive Manager & Ascend Foundation Director

Heather Benson

Heather has over 30 years of professional and family management experience. Her task orientation and attention to detail ensures the finer points of Ascend’s operations run smoothly.

As a person of vision, Heather is passionate for world affairs and has a bachelor’s in International Relations from Brigham Young University. She knew from the time she was a little girl that she would be a world traveler, involved in sustainable international development, and establish meaningful humanitarian efforts. Laying the groundwork for the Ascend Foundation, an empowerment tool designed to give back to the communities we serve, has been a lifelong dream. Her efforts have impacted the lives of hundreds of lives around the world and she is now an internationally recognized professional and strong advocate for empowerment.