Brigitte Griswold, Executive Director

Prior to joining Groundwork, Brigitte was the Director of Youth Engagement Programs for the Nature Conservancy, where she managed all education, volunteer, and employment programs for young people and developed strategic partnerships with local and national youth-serving organizations.  During her thirteen-year tenure at The Nature Conservancy, she impacted the lives of millions of young people, raised over $14 million in support of youth programming, and launched promotional efforts which reached over 200 million viewers, readers and listeners through media outlets that included The New York Times, Ebony Magazine, US News & World Report, NBC Nightly News, CBS Morning Show, Fox News, and Latina Magazine. Brigitte is a 2009 Fellow of Green for All, a national organization dedicated to building an inclusive green economy, and a 2010 Fellow of the Center for Whole Communities, which promotes stronger connections between people, land, and community. Her work has received awards from The Conservation Fund’s National Forum on Children and Nature, The Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund, The Edison Award Honoring Innovation and Innovators, The US2020 STEM Mentoring Awards for Excellence in Public-Private Partnerships, and the Nature Conservancy’s Conservation Achievement Award for individuals who demonstrate creative strategies, courage in execution and leadership in achieving results.

Brigitte holds a B.A in Communications and English literature from the University of South Carolina.