LEAD PEOPLE Bridget Brown, Executive Director – National Association of Workforce Development Professionals
Bridget Brown joined the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP) as Executive Director in January 2008. In this position, Brown leads efforts to strengthen our nation’s workforce development system and improve the skills and effectiveness of workforce professionals across the country. As NAWDP Executive Director, Brown works with elected officials to ensure appropriate workforce policies and designs training programs to enhance the effectiveness of workforce professionals. Prior to joining NAWDP, Brown was the Executive Director of America’s Career Resource Network Association where her efforts focused on improving the quality and availability of labor and career information provided to schools, prisons, and workforce centers. Brown has also served as the director of Program Development for the National Skill Standards Board at the U.S. Department of Labor, was the project co-director of the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council and associate director of Government Relations for the American Vocational Association. Brown is a Certified Workforce Development Professional (CWDP), a Global Career Development Facilitator Instructor (CGDFI), and has over 25 years of policy experience in personnel certification, workforce development, career and technical education, and advocacy.