About ICF

Bridget Brown

Director, Workforce Innovations
Bridget is a workforce innovations expert with more than 25 years of experience developing and implementing programs that support employment and enhance the competitiveness of businesses.

Bridget is involved in various initiatives that address workforce innovation and poverty solutions, including providing technical assistance, conducting workforce analysis, expanding apprenticeships, and managing projects. She has experience working with job seekers—especially those with barriers to employment—to identify, prepare for, obtain, and maintain employment. She also helps businesses that need to upskill their workforce to remain competitive.

Previously, Bridget was the executive director of the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals where she oversaw the expansion of training and technical assistance, with an emphasis on business engagement, public policy, career development, and leadership. Bridget also 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 at the National Coalition of Advanced Manufacturing. She has served on several advisory boards related to improving employment outcomes and ensuring equity for individuals in non-traditional occupations.

"The strength of the U.S. economy is dependent upon the ability of businesses to hire skilled workers who have the capability to learn and adapt to change."
  • B.S., Business Administration, Appalachian State University
  • Certified Workforce Development Professional