Heather Anusbigian has directed the research, marketing strategy and product development initiatives for A. Cullen & Associates, Inc. since 2011. Cullen & Associates is an executive search firm serving the smart grid, commodities and energy industries. She has authored numerous articles on the topic of workforce challenges facing the utility sector and has played an instrumental role in the development of statistically significant research to identify emerging hiring trends in the smart grid industry. Anusbigian previously held marketing leadership roles at Datamyx, an information services company, Chad Therapeutics (now Drive Medical), a medical device manufacturer and Quicken Loans. She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Kalamazoo College in Michigan.