Professional

Brittany Heard works with Foster Group clients to help them define and pursue their financial goals. Brittany joined Foster Group in 2014 and has enjoyed helping clients make small changes that are intended to benefit them long-term. Prior to joining Foster Group, Brittany worked at Northwestern Mutual. She also has experience organizing events for non-profit organizations. Brittany graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 2010, with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications: Public Relations and a minor in Journalism.

In addition to being a Certified Financial Planner™, Brittany earned her certification as a Kingdom Advisor, providing Biblically based wisdom and counsel to clients. In 2019, she became one of the first to obtain the Certified Financial Therapist- Level 1™ designation. She holds the FINRA Series 65 license and held Iowa Insurance licenses prior to joining Foster Group. Brittany is also a member of the Financial Planning Association of Iowa and the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors.

Personal

During college, I was a hurdler on the UNI Track & Field team. I learned about training hard to succeed in both athletics and academics and excelled at time management.

I met my amazing husband, Erik, at a church college group, and we were married in 2011. We are fitness and health fanatics, who enjoy running, lifting weights, and playing disc golf. I learned so much about weight training and proper exercise during my time at UNI and love teaching others how to maintain a healthy lifestyle. We also enjoy attending Minnesota Vikings games and attending the Drake Relays every spring. We have two boys named Brock and Cooper who keep us entertained. We love spending time together as a family.

When I am not working out or spending time with my family, I enjoy serving my church by singing on the worship team. I am learning to take the words of Paul to heart that “if you do anything, do it all for the glory of God” (1 Corinthians 10:31). I have a wonderful church body and family to come alongside me in my journey to become more like Christ. I also serve as a board member of Freedom for Youth, an organization in Des Moines which empowers Iowa youth to lead transformed lives.

Education

B.A. Communication: Public Relations, University of Northern Iowa (Cedar Falls, Iowa)