The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation in Boston has named a business and Democratic political professional as its first female chief executive.
Heather P. Campion is former chief administrative officer of Northeast Bancorp and executive at Citizens Financial Group Inc.
She worked in the speechwriting office of President Jimmy Carter and held senior positions on the Democratic presidential campaigns of former Vice President Walter Mondale in 1984 and Gov. Michael Dukakis in 1988.
Campion, who lives in Brookline, also worked at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government, is credited with helping to build its Center for Business and Government, served as director of the public liaison office and as director of Harvard's John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum.
She's set to start her job at the foundation on March 3.