Although Bridget Gibbons freely admits that her current job was “never on her radar,” it’s safe to say she is perfectly suited for the role.
She began working for the county government in January 2018 as deputy director of economic development, appointed by County Executive George Latimer. Promoted to her current position just over a year ago, Gibbons has been busy helping businesses flourish in our county, clearly drawing on her background in technology and marketing. A computer whiz, Gibbons implemented human-resources tech solutions for Fortune 500 companies while working for HR firm Towers Watson and later started her own company, Gibbons Digital Consultants. When the business was acquired by a larger firm in White Plains, Gibbons volunteered for George Latimer’s campaign, and later the administration, aware of her experience as a Westchester business leader, was quick to offer her the deputy directorship.
Gibbons has helmed a number of exciting initiatives during her tenure with Latimer, including the recently launched Element46 business-incubator program, which provides free coworking space and professional support to start-ups. Gibbons is also involved in implementing a program to meet the needs of midsize businesses, as well as a campaign to incentivize foreign corporations to set up offices in Westchester. A strong advocate of minority and women-owned business enterprises, Gibbons says, “This position is incredibly gratifying; helping businesses grow enables people to lead more fulfilling lives. I could not have wished for a better job.”