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Heather Mayton

Heather Mayton

Division Chief for Internal Operations

Heather Mayton is the Division Chief for Internal Operations and Executive Officer with the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Program at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).  She is a member of MEP’s senior leadership team in strategic planning and operations. Since 1988, MEP’s industry experts have worked side by side with their partners in the public and private sectors to strengthen communities and U.S. manufacturing.

Heather is responsible for evaluating program efficiency and creating annual reports mandated by Congress to ensure that NIST meets MEP program requirements, recommending policy changes for NIST, and improving MEP program efficiency.  She serves as the liaison with the NIST Budget and Financial Operations Division on program funding and serves as HR expert and liaison for the operating unit (OU).  Heather creates and maintains a system and an environment that supports Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility principles and processes.   Heather supervises the MEP Administrative Officers and the MEP IT professionals.

Heather has over 30 years of Government experience serving in a wide variety of positions including the Executive Officer for Administration and Senior Management Advisor in the NIST Director’s office where she supervised the administrative operations of five OUs and managed a budget of over $350 million.  Heather also served as the Administrative Officer in the former Advanced Technology Program (ATP) and managed a budget of over $250 million. 

Heather holds her Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Hood College and Bachelor’s degree from Shepherd College.


For General Information

  • MEP Headquarters
    (301) 975-5020
    100 Bureau Drive, M/S 4800
    Gaithersburg, MD 20899-4800
Created November 3, 2022, Updated April 25, 2023