Meet Bridget

Bridget Wall-Lennon

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Bridget Wall-Lennon was elected to the Wake Forest Board of Commissioners in November 2017.  Bridget has lived in the Raleigh/Wake Forest area for 18 years.  She is originally from Charlotte and located to this area when she accepted a position in state government with the NC Department of Administration.  She previously served as Assistant to the Secretary for HUB Outreach where she served for 14 years.  She is responsible for setting up the Office for Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB Office).  In that role, she successfully advocated for the utilization of HUB firms in state government procurement and construction contracting.

When Bridget left state government in 2013; she started her own consulting business – BLWall Consulting.  The firm specializes in public policy, business and economic development; and program development and management.  Bridget has been involved with minority business development for over 25 years.  Her professional career also includes serving as Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education’s first Minority and Women Business Program Administrator from 1993 to 1999.  Prior to that position, she worked with the Charlotte Minority Business Development Center, which was funded by the U.S. Department of Commerce, as its Construction Coordinator/Business Analyst.

In 2001, Bridget was honored as the National Minority Business Advocate of the Year, by the U.S. Department of Commerce/Minority Business Development Agency during the 19th Annual Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week Conference in Washington, D.C.  She also received the Atlanta Regional Minority Business Advocate of the Year Award, as well as the local award from the Raleigh/Durham Minority Business Development Center.   In 2010, Wall-Lennon was named Vice-Chair of the newly established National Association of State Minority, Women and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (M/W/DBE) Directors

Bridget is a third generation entrepreneur, brings a passionate understanding of challenges that minority, women and small business owners face.  She received a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from North Carolina A & T State University.

Bridget has served as vice-president and legislative chairperson of the N.C. M/WBE Coordinators’ Network.  Other professional organizational affiliations include past secretary of the Carolinas Minority Suppliers Development Council Board of Directors and chairwoman of the Piedmont Regional Advisory Board of Carolinas MSDC.  She is a past president of the Knightdale-Wake Forest Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and was instrumental in establishing a Girl Scout Troop, in affiliation with her Chapter, in which she served as the Troop Leader.

 

Professional Experience

Bridget Wall-Lennon leveraged the invaluable experience gained in business and economic development, public administration and advocacy to launch BLWall Consulting.  Having worked and partnered directly with numerous statewide and national organizations, she has built a rapport with government officials, major corporations and public sector organizations that allow her to be effective in coalition building, advocacy and public policy.  Areas of specialization for BLWall include:

 

  • Business & Economic Development
  • Program Development and Implementation
  • Public Policy and Administration
  • Corporate & Governmental Relations
  • Community Engagement & Involvement
  • Supplier Diversity Program Development
  • Strategic Planning and Process Improvement
  • Project Management
Education & Professional Development
North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, North Carolina 
Bachelor of Science Degree – Industrial Engineering

Tuck Minority Business Executive Program, Dartmouth College – Hanover, New Hampshire – July 2002 (Selected by the US Department of Commerce/Minority Business Development Agency to attend Tuck Business School’s Minority Business Executive Program at Dartmouth College)

Myers Park Sr. High School; Charlotte, North Carolina

  • Certified Contract Compliance Administrator (CCA)
  • American Contract Compliance Association (ACCA)
  • Essentials of Municipal Government – UNC Scholl of Government
  • DBE/ACDBE Certification Training
  • National Highway Institute – US Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration
Awards & Accomplishments
  • Awarded the Founder’s Award (2013) by the National Association of State Minority/Women & Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Directors for helping found the organization and for serving on the Inaugural Board of Directors, and as Vice President.
  • Recognized as North Carolina’s Diversity Champion during 2013 Statewide Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week.
  • Awarded Chairman’s Award during Raleigh 2010 Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week.
  • State of North Carolina recognized as 2006 Corporation of the Year (Public Sector) by the Carolinas Minority Business Development Council
  • National Minority Business Advocate of the Year 2001 – U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency
  • Certificate of Appreciation by Governor James B. Hunt for stellar performance with establishing the HUB Office.
  • Lead efforts for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education to be recognized at 1995 “Policy/Program Enhancement Honoree” by the Metrolina Minority Contractors’ Association

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Professional Experience

Bridget Wall-Lennon leveraged the invaluable experience gained in business and economic development, public administration and advocacy to launch BLWall Consulting.  Having worked and partnered directly with numerous statewide and national organizations, she has built a rapport with government officials, major corporations and public sector organizations that allow her to be effective in coalition building, advocacy and public policy.  Areas of specialization for BLWall include:

 

  • Business & Economic Development
  • Program Development and Implementation
  • Public Policy and Administration
  • Corporate & Governmental Relations
  • Community Engagement & Involvement
  • Supplier Diversity Program Development
  • Strategic Planning and Process Improvement
  • Project Management
Education & Professional Development

North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, North Carolina

Bachelor of Science Degree – Industrial Engineering – May 1988

Tuck Minority Business Executive Program, Dartmouth College – Hanover, New Hampshire – July 2002 (Selected by the US Department of Commerce/Minority Business Development Agency to attend Tuck Business School’s Minority Business Executive Program at Dartmouth College)

Myers Park Sr. High School; Charlotte, North Carolina, May 1983

  • Certified Contract Compliance Administrator (CCA)
  • American Contract Compliance Association (ACCA)
  • Essentials of Municipal Government – UNC Scholl of Government
  • DBE/ACDBE Certification Training
  • National Highway Institute – US Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration
Awards & Accomplishments
  • Awarded the Founder’s Award (2013) by the National Association of State Minority/Women & Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Directors for helping found the organization and for serving on the Inaugural Board of Directors, and as Vice President.
  • Recognized as North Carolina’s Diversity Champion during 2013 Statewide Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week.
  • Awarded Chairman’s Award during Raleigh 2010 Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week.
  • State of North Carolina recognized as 2006 Corporation of the Year (Public Sector) by the Carolinas Minority Business Development Council
  • National Minority Business Advocate of the Year 2001 – U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency
  • Certificate of Appreciation by Governor James B. Hunt for stellar performance with establishing the HUB Office.
  • Lead efforts for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education to be recognized at 1995 “Policy/Program Enhancement Honoree” by the Metrolina Minority Contractors’ Association

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Get In Touch

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P.O. Box 400 | Wake Forest, NC 27588
+1 919 295 5721
bwall@blwallconsulting.com