CEO/Executive Director of BRIDGES, Carlos Martinez was featured in the Hudson Valley News & Events “Spotlight on Inspiration” series highlighting leaders across the region.
How did you get to be in the job you have now?
I’ve been working at BRIDGES for over 12 years with several roles and capacities. One of the roles I had was managing the agency’s largest program, while in another role I had created I managed new businesses the agency opened to provide opportunities for people with disabilities seeking meaningful employment. When the role of the CEO/Executive Director opened up in 2018, I moved forward and applied. After many rounds of interviews, I was given the news that I was hired for the job. I never felt more supported and empowered all while understanding that the right thing was done as far as the interview process. I have now been in the role of CEO for over 4 years and it has been an amazing journey with an amazing team!