Brittany Galisdorfer

Brittany Galisdorfer

Brittany joined Bridgeport in 2016 with over a decade’s experience as a business analyst and program manager within the non-profit and academic communities. Complemented by a voracious appetite for learning, Brittany’s engaging and empathetic style enables her to establish rapport quickly and well with stakeholders across diverse sectors.

At Bridgeport, we consider Brittany our “Swiss army knife” of talent; her sharp quantitative skills are matched only by her personal warmth, emotional intelligence, and overall positivity. Bringing all these skills to bear in service of her clients’ success, Brittany finds particular joy in designing and facilitating team retreats – especially when divergent opinions might otherwise cause friction.

Prior to joining Bridgeport, Brittany worked as a finance team lead and business analyst at the University of Michigan. As a member of the Administrative Services Transformation team, she helped facilitate the creation of a new Shared Services Center that today provides finance and human resource services University-wide. This multi-million-dollar, three-year project required considerable stakeholder engagement, process design, technology development, and change leadership across the institution.

From 2004-2010, Brittany worked as a program manager at Metro Matters (formerly the Michigan Suburbs Alliance), an organization dedicated to smart research, strategic advocacy, and creative storytelling as means to advance solutions to shared metropolitan challenges. While there, Brittany cultivated grassroots coalitions to amplify local government capacity for energy efficiency; eliminate barriers to intergovernmental cooperation; and foster an environment of economic development and innovation.

Education

Brittany has an MPP from the University of Michigan Ford School of Public Policy and a BA in Mathematics from the University of Michigan School of Literature, Science, and Arts.

Experience

With roots in public policy and intergovernmental collaboration, Brittany is ideally positioned to be Bridgeport’s project manager for our work with the Great Lakes Water Authority. Similarly, Brittany is always a top draft pick for any public engagement project, having worked with the cities of Ferndale and Ann Arbor on multiple occasions. Brittany plays an ongoing role with the Erb Family Foundation in facilitating a coalition of organizations working to improve water policy in Michigan; she has also led numerous strategic planning and organizational change projects with University of Michigan units on the Ann Arbor and Dearborn campuses.

"Whenever we have a project that requires meaningful and inspired community engagement, my first thought is – call Bridgeport. We've worked with Kerry and Brittany on multiple community and construction oriented projects. In local government, making progress toward a community vision means an inclusive public process and their community-led engagement gives me confidence in our process and direction."

Joe Gacioch, City Manager, City of Ferndale

"Kerry and her team bring their core values to bear in all their work, brilliantly combining rigor with fun, excellence with humility – and their positive "we got this" energy is simply infectious. Facilitating a strategic planning process for a college of over 20,000 people in 8 months is an ambitious undertaking (to say the least). Kerry and her team were the right people to help us get there with clarity of vision, impeccable organization, and a genuine sense of play and joy."

Anne Curzan, Dean, U-M College of LSA

"Brittany facilitated our faculty retreat, guiding us through our hard questions to find resolutions, compromises and paths forward that were beyond what we had hoped. Her pre-program preparation was exceptional and her post-event follow up summary was so thoughtfully prepared that it formed the basis for our departmental review documents. We will definitely ask for her again!"

Mary Oriordan & Denise Kirschner, Professors, U-M Microbiology & Immunology

"With integrity, keen insight, and good humor, Bridgeport Consulting has consistently delivered for me on time and on budget! Kerry and Brittany are my go-to partners for holistic change leadership, effective team engagement, and comprehensive project management. They bring clarity, objectivity, and creativity to every engagement!"

Nancy Penberthy, Executive Director of Resource Planning & Management, U-M Office of Research