Grasstops and Advocacy
After seven legislative sessions in Vermont, Bridget started Morris Government Affairs in the fall of 2019. She was fortunate to learn the trade from some of the most seasoned professionals in Vermont politics.
Prior to her lobbying career, her professional story included five years in the financial services and insurance industries. As a licensed investment advisor, she gained working knowledge of the financial markets, personal finance, group health insurance, captive insurance, and financial governance for endowments and foundations. She worked as an advisor at Morgan Stanley, and as an account lead at Hickok and Boardman in South Burlington, VT.
Bridget is also a former U.S. Army Captain who served as an Executive Officer of an Air Defense Artillery Battery and as a Battalion Intelligence Officer. Her four years on active duty taught her how to maintain her cool in tough situations, work collaboratively and to focus on results.
Bridget received her B.A. in Political Science from the University of Vermont in 2002 and her M.A. in International Relations and International Organization from the Royal University of Groningen (RUG) in the Netherlands in 2010. Her thesis focused on the emerging renewable energy sector in Europe.
Gerry's career in business, government, politics and strategic communications spans four decades. He started as a press aide to the late Mayor of Boston, Kevin H. White; moved up to become a senior policy adviser and press secretary to the late Massachusetts Governor, Edward J. King; and he was the New England press secretary for U.S. Senator John Glenn's 1984 Presidential Campaign. Prior to moving to Vermont in late 1986, he was the Vice President of the New England Council, the region's largest business lobbying group.
For 30 years, Gerry has successfully promoted and protected the interests of his clients in the Executive branch, and in the Vermont State House, one of the most politically challenging environments in the country. Gerry is "client-obsessed" and his track record on behalf of the firm's clients bears that out. An Air Force veteran, he lives in Charlotte, Vermont.
The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers
The Association for Accessible Medicines
Bolton Valley Resort
The Mill School
The Receivables Management Association
Vermont Retired State Employees Association