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Heidi Stiller

South Region

Heidi Stiller is the South regional director for NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management and is based in St. Petersburg, Florida. Stiller serves as a focal point for senior-level coastal partner interaction at the regional, state, and local levels from North Carolina to Texas, including the Caribbean. She helps to implement national and regional statutory and other coastal and ocean programs, delivers technical assistance to meet coastal and ocean challenges, and responds to the needs of users, partners, and coastal decision-makers.

Planning that incorporates hazard mitigation, climate adaptation, and natural resource sustainability is a focus of Stiller’s work, including providing data and tools to help communities address and communicate coastal inundation risks. She has experience with post-disaster recovery planning and recently served as an author on the coastal chapter of the Fourth National Climate Assessment.

Before joining NOAA, Stiller worked for the North Carolina Division of Emergency Management and spent three years at the Florida Coastal Management Program.