Brien got know Bridgeways in 2016 when he was CEO of another Puget Sound-area social enterprise. Now retired, Brien felt an affinity for Bridgeways’ mission and impact, in part, because of his past experience in our field. Brien shared that “mental illness is often a silent disease. People who live with it can feel like the world is walled off to them. I like that Bridgeways takes that on and creates a place where a person with a different resume can find opportunity.” Previously, Brien spent 32 years at Boeing – retiring in 2012 as Director of Supply Chain Management of the 787 Program. Brien enjoys spending time with his young granddaughter and engaging in outdoor activities, especially hiking, backpacking, and bicycling. Previous community service includes Junior Achievement (instructor for 2nd, 7th and 12th grades) as well as church community activities.
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