Executive Director, THRIVE 2055
Bridgett Massengill currently serves as project manager of Thrive 2055, a strategic regional initiative for 79 communities and 16 counties of the tri-state Chattanooga region. Bridgett holds a master’s degree in public administration, and a bachelor’s degree in political science. Her experience spans from serving as staff to the Mayor of Chattanooga, to working for the Tennessee General Assembly, specializing in analysis of economic development, transportation, tourism, environment and conservation budgets and programs. She later led the Johnson City Development Authority in Tennessee, organizing tools and planning efforts towards the revitalization of the city’s central business district. She later founded Massengill Consulting, providing local communities with effective strategies towards downtown revitalization and co-founding the programmatic structure of the statewide Tennessee Downtowns Program.