Heather Millican Doyle, Business Council Director
Board Member Profile
“Do not wait until some deed of greatness you may do, / Do not wait to shed your light afar; / To the many duties ever near you now be true, / Brighten the corner where you are.” -Ina Ogden
In her role as Business Council Director for the Junior League of New Orleans, Heather Millican Doyle oversees the organization’s Bloomin’ Deals Thrift Shop along with the management and maintenance of JLNO’s physical assets. She has a thorough understanding of capital, employee relations and risk management to aid in guiding the organization’s properties, staff and insurance. As a Board member, she provides day-to-day guidance and recommends future improvements to ensure JLNO continues to generate revenue for the community, as well as maintain its operations in a cost-effective and efficient manner.
Heather has focused her Junior League service on Bloomin’ Deals first as a committee member and then as a leader. She has already assisted in implementing store improvements that range from merchandise displays to appropriately pricing and marketing the higher-end merchandise in Luxury for Less pop-up boutiques. She loves that so many talented, dedicated and driven women are part of the League and come together to do amazing things. She was particularly moved by the volunteer efforts during the aftermath of the Southeast Louisiana flooding in August 2016. So many members leaped into action to help our neighbors. When she came to lend a hand at headquarters, she couldn’t believe how many people were there and how many donations were rolling in. Her favorite moment of that day was watching the assembly line of volunteers loading boxes of diapers onto the truck. In that moment, she truly realized that even the smallest gestures and contributions are helpful in furthering our mission.
Originally from Bellaire, Texas, Heather received a Bachelor of Arts in Russian and Eastern European Studies from Arizona State University. She has a background in the estate sale business, is an avid seamstress and loves making elaborate cakes. For several years, she studied Krav Maga, an Israeli self-defense program.
Heather lives in Central Carrollton with her husband Warren, and their three boys, Warren (4), Parke and Ethan, nearly two-year-old twins. Her Mamaw was great source of inspiration for her. She has always tried to model herself after her. She was very loving, generous and kind. Having spent a lot of time with her as a child, Heather’s Mamaw taught her how to be independent, opinionated and creative. She passed away several years ago, and Heather tries to honor her memory every day.