Team Kivvit

John Heffernan
John Heffernan Principal Miami

John Heffernan

John manages message development, media relations and communications strategies for corporate, public and non-profit clients. He brings more than a decade of political and communications experience to his role.

Prior to joining Kivvit, John held communications positions in county and municipal government, as well as on statewide political campaigns. He served as communications manager at Miami International Airport, handling media relations and policy communications efforts for Florida’s largest single economic engine. He also travelled regularly to Washington, D.C. with the airport CEO to advance the airport’s federal legislative agenda. Prior to his time at MIA, he served as press secretary for Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez, promoting the newly elected mayor’s reform agenda and serving as his speechwriter. In 2010, he was director of advance for U.S. Senator Marco Rubio’s successful statewide campaign.

John is a graduate of the University of Florida, where he earned a degree in history with outside concentrations in Spanish and political science. He was born in Cambridge, England and is an avid swimmer and fan of all things aviation.