Ms. Bridget Bean is the Foundation’s Administrative Assistant. She is a graduate of Kendall College with a BA in History and American Studies. Ms. Bean has been with the Foundation since 2012. In addition to running the day to day operations of the office, she also provides support for the Foundation’s many Conferences, Think Tanks, and Summits. She has many years experience in administrative work, including working in this capacity at a high-paced Chicago commodities firm and at the first mail-order women’s clothing firm. However, her passion is bringing her organizational skills to the non-profit world where, when we are not keeping her busy, she spends her free time volunteering for various local causes. Prior to entering the workforce, Ms. Bean and her husband embarked on a two-year sailing honeymoon, traveling down the Illinois and Mississippi rivers to the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean.