Heather Macleod

Acting Director, Homeland Security and Justice

Areas of Expertise:

  • Coast Guard
  • Maritime security

Heather MacLeod is a Director in GAO’s Homeland Security and Justice team. She oversees coast guard and maritime security issues, including coast guard workforce and strategic planning efforts, and maritime port and supply chain/cargo security.

Heather joined GAO in 2002 and has led projects examining aviation safety, airline competition, transit programs, and highway bridge management.

Heather earned a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Washington and a bachelor’s degree in international relations from American University.

Heather can be reached by email at MacleodH@gao.gov or by phone at (206) 654-5574. Heather works in GAO’s Seattle Field Office