Heather P. Kulp
Executive Director

Heather Kulp was appointed Executive Director of NDPI in January 2016. She joined NDPI in March 2015 as the Deputy Executive Director and Chevron Africa and Latin America Exploration and Production (CALAEP) Company. 

Prior to joining NDPI, Kulp served as manager of public affairs for Chevron in Richmond, Calif. where she was responsible for implementing a five-year strategy designed to improve Chevron’s reputation in the community while also helping to provide leadership around issues of economic development, education and local jobs. Previously, Kulp held positions of increasing responsibility at Chevron. She served as the community engagement manager for Chevron in Richmond, responsible for developing the community investment portfolio and engaging with stakeholders throughout the area. She was community engagement advisor with Chevron’s Community Engagement Advisors group, providing strategic support on community issues to business units across the globe and later, she was responsible for developing community investment strategies and the implementation of an Enterprise-wide monitoring and evaluation system. 

Before joining Chevron, Kulp spent 10 years working on conflict management, community development and monitoring and evaluation. She was the country director of Search for Common Ground’s Angola office where she led a peace building and community development program recognized by the U.S. Agency for International Development and U.S. Department of State as an example of “best practices” in international development. .