Bridget Laird

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Profile

Name

Bridget Laird

Affiliation

CEO, WINGS for Kids

Location

Charleston, SC

Biography

Bridget has worked on the WINGS staff since 1998, training alongside WINGS’ spirited founder, Ginny Deerin. Throughout her years with WINGS she has gained experience with all aspects of the organization, specifically: developing program curriculum; hiring of staff; overseeing the opening of each WINGS program; and spearheading important grant applications and research projects. Bridget took over as WINGS’ CEO in January 2011. Bridget has an undergraduate degree in parks and recreation from North Carolina State University and a master’s degree in education, with a concentration in school-age development from Concordia University in St. Paul, MN. She is member of the Charleston Volunteer for Literacy Board and the Sports Challenge Advisory Board and is also an adjunct professor at Trident Technical College. Bridget is married and has a daughter and son.