The Safe & Sound Board of Directors has announced that Bridget Whitaker, Milwaukee native, will be the next Executive Director of the organization, whose mission is to unite residents, youth, law enforcement and community resources to build safe and empowered neighborhoods. “I am grateful for the opportunity to move the mission onward and upward,” said Whitaker. “We have an amazing team of talented staff who have a heart for serving people and I feel confident that our collective impact centered work alongside so many partners who are led by the voice of residents will help create a safer Milwaukee.”
Whitaker has more than 15 years of experience as a human resources professional and joined Safe & Sound in 2019, initially serving as Program Director. Most recently she served as the Deputy Director, where she managed the day-to-day operations of the $2.5 million nonprofit. Whitaker has deep roots in the community. Previously, Whitaker served as the Director of Human Resources for St. Charles Youth and Family Services in Milwaukee. Whitaker is also the co-founder of BlankSpaceMKE, which hosts the annual Milwaukee Black Restaurant Week, Social Action Chair of the Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc. Milwaukee Chapter, and a member of Professional Dimensions. Whitaker earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Resource Management from Marquette University, a Master of Business Administration degree from University of Phoenix, a Juris Doctorate from Concord Law School and a Non-Profit Management Certificate from Alverno College. “I have a profound love for the City of Milwaukee, and I have dedicated my career to serving people in all facets of my life from the church to the arts community, to women and children. At the core of my work – I am a servant leader,” said Whitaker.
On behalf of the Safe & Sound team, we are so excited to have Bridget lead us into this next chapter and continue driving our mission of creating a safe and empowered community.
Please join us in congratulating Bridget!
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