Interim Executive Director named at The Bridge for Youth

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The Board of Directors for The Bridge for Youth is pleased to announce Karla Dross as Interim Executive Director. Her appointment is effective December 12, 2019, transitioning responsibilities from outgoing Executive Director, Michelle Basham, who accepted a position with the YWCA of Minneapolis.

Karla is The Bridge Director of Finance and Operations. With 25+ years of experience in non-profit management, she is well positioned to lead The Bridge during this transitional period. Karla holds a MA in Public Affairs from the University of Minnesota and has previously served as Interim Director for College Possible Milwaukee. The Board affirms the strength of the current leadership team and is confident that Karla and her colleagues will continue to execute The Bridge plan for 2020 as we conduct the search process for the next Executive Director.

The board-led Transition Team, working with search firm Ballinger | Leafblad, is in the process of developing the position profile and a pool of candidates for the Executive Director position, planning to fill the position in the first half of 2020.

Kristine Oberg
Board Chair, The Bridge for Youth

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