Heather Staines was previously Director of Partnerships at Hypothesis and a Director for the ProQuest Global Content Alliance team where she managed content licensing for Discovery and Course Materials initiatives. Prior to this, she was Vice President for Publisher and Content Strategy for SIPX (formerly the Stanford Intellectual Property Exchange). Her other roles include Global eProduct Manager and Senior Manager eOperations at Springer SBM (now Springer Nature). She began her publishing career as a book acquisitions editor for Greenwood Publishing Group/Praeger Publishers, where she was eventually Editorial Director for Praeger Security International. She is a frequent speaker and participant in industry events, recently serving Co-Chair of the Society for Scholarly Publishing’s Education Committee and Chair of the ALA ALCTS CRS Education, Research, and Publications Coordinating Committee. She is part of NISO’s Transfer Standing Committee and the STM Association’s Futurelab and Standards and Technology Executive Committee (STEC). She joined the COUNTER Board of Directors in August 2016. She earned a Ph.D. in military and diplomatic history from Yale University.