Bridget Altenburg

Executive Director, Chicago Cares

Bridget came to Chicago Cares in February 2011 from the Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL), a non-profit teacher training and school turnaround organization, where she led its fundraising, marketing and communications activities. During Bridget's tenure, AUSL was recognized by President Obama as a national model for school improvement. Prior to AUSL, she was the Chief of Staff at Bally Total Fitness, working closely with the CEO and senior staff to implement its turnaround strategy before the company was sold to Harbinger Capital. She is a graduate of West Point and Columbia Business School, and is also an Army veteran.