Heather Becker is an artist, author, and entrepreneur. She currently serves as the CEO of The
Conservation Center, the largest private art conservation facility in the country. After studying painting and art history on scholarship at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the International School of Art in Italy, Heather was inspired to pursue a career in the field of art preservation. In 1989, she developed a national business plan for The Chicago Conservation Center, as the company was formerly known, and purchased the firm from its founder in August 2003. The Center has since expanded to provide conservation and disaster response services for paintings, murals, objects, photography, rare books, textiles, works on paper, frames, gilded objects, antiques, fine furniture, heirlooms, and memorabilia.