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Owner, BCC Planning
Bridget began her conference and event planning career in Richmond, Virginia in the 90s after working as a travel agent in the 80s. In the early 90s she was part of a team that organized the National Earth Day Concerts focused on bringing the Nation’s attention to Earth Day. She established a nonprofit in Richmond, Virginia that focused solely on organizing Earth Day events and bringing public awareness to conservation issues. In 1999, Bridget moved to Washington, DC and took the position of Director of Conferences, Travel, and Special Events at JOI (Joint Oceanographic Institutions, now the Consortium for Ocean Leadership) where she began to work on international conferences and events. In 2005, she established a small farm just outside of Washington, DC in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and in 2006 she opened BCC Planning, Inc.
Bridget’s leadership in creating sustainability initiatives at the conferences and events she organizes has led to several hotel and convention centers adopting more comprehensive recycling programs and beginning, or improving upon, their composting programs, considering alternative city vehicles, and bringing the issue of light rail service to their city center from their airport to the attention of city leaders. She is passionate about sourcing food seasonally and locally and she enjoys working with chefs and caterers to ensure the local farming community is the source for food and beverage. She is known for asking tough questions about where we might go and what we might achieve if we continue to push our suppliers and ourselves to achieve higher sustainability standards.
Bridget studied Business Management at Virginia Commonwealth University and she is a graduate of the Lucas School of Business and Travel Management.