Anne Kirwan Appointed As National Director, Encore Fellowships Network

NEW YORK, N.Y., October 2017 — Bridge Partners is thrilled to share the appointment Anne Kirwan as National Director for Encore’s Fellowship Network (EFN).

In her new role at Encore, Anne will cultivate and work with a wide range of external stakeholders including corporate sponsors, national nonprofits, and a growing network of program operators, to build EFN into the premier national program bringing encore talent to the social sector.

For nearly a decade, Anne has worked for Upwardly Global, an award-winning organization that eliminates employment barriers for skilled immigrants and refugees, and integrates this population into the professional U.S. workforce.

Most recently she was Upwardly Global’s Director of Development and Strategic Partnerships for the Western Region, and also the Managing Director and Director of Employer Partnerships for the Bay Area. Before her experience with Upwardly Global, she worked in the corporate sector for leading technology companies, in a variety of sales and marketing roles.

Anne is passionate about advancing Encore’s mission to dispel ageism in the workforce by pairing high impact corporate talent with social purpose organizations that need their expertise.

About Bridge Partners

Bridge Partners is an executive search firm with a unique expertise in attracting and retaining senior, global, diverse executives. Clients include major corporations, nonprofits, public sector, and entrepreneurial organizations across the US and around the world. What they have in common is a desire to adapt to a changing global market and a commitment to diversifying their leadership teams as a result.

Bridge Partners is a minority-owned retained search firm with offices in New York, Washington DC and Boston. Over nearly 15 years, the firm has developed an international reputation for its diversity-inclusion focus and client-oriented approach to executive search, successfully recruiting leaders for clients that include Edward Jones, Novartis, General Electric, Kaiser Permanente, Blue Cross Blue Shield, YMCA, Owens Corning, Acumen, Sodexo, Starbucks, Sullivan & Cromwell, Gallaudet University, TIAA-CREF and USAA.

Tory Clarke
Co-Founder & Partner

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