Bridget Altenburg’s 18-year career includes experience in the non-profit and for-profit sectors as well as military service. She previously served as Executive Director of Chicago Cares where she helped revitalize the organization’s programs, finances and staff. Her experience includes a leadership role at the Academy for Urban School Leadership, Chicago’s only teacher training and school turnaround organization, recognized by President Obama as a national model for education reform. She currently serves as Chief Executive Officer for National Able Network.
Bridget began her career as an engineer officer in the US Army. In her first assignment, she deployed from Hanau, Germany with 34 soldiers to Bosnia to conduct engineering operations pursuant to and consistent with the Dayton Peace Accords of 1995. She returned to Bosnia the following year and was deployed a third time to Albania to support the air war in Kosovo in 1999. She holds a BS in Russian and French from the United States Military Academy at West Point and an MBA from Columbia Business School in New York.