Bridget Brown is a workforce consultant with over 25 years of experience in developing programs that support employment of job seekers and enhance the competitiveness of businesses. Bridget leads a variety of initiatives that drive workforce innovation and poverty solutions, including technical assistance, workforce analysis, expansion of apprenticeships, and project management.
Prior to her role at ICF, Bridget was the executive director of the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals where she oversaw a significant expansion of training and technical assistance, with an emphasis on business engagement, public policy, career development, and leadership.
In addition, Bridget served as the director of program development for the National Skill Standards Board at the U.S. Department of Labor and was the co-director of the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC) at the National Coalition of Advanced Manufacturing. In her role at the MSSC, she worked directly with unions and manufacturers to improve the skills of front-line workers. Bridget has served on several advisory boards related to improving employment outcomes and ensuring equity for individuals in non-traditional occupations. She is a Certified Workforce Development Professional (CWDP) and received her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Appalachian State University in North Carolina.