Bridget French, Executive Director

Bridget French has been the Executive Director of Alignment Rockford since June of 2014. As the Executive Director, French is responsible for program planning, development and evaluation; fiscal management; marketing, public relations and community engagement; grant writing; and human resources.

Alignment Rockford is an education-based not-for-profit organization that supports the strategic initiatives of the Rockford Public Schools. It is a collective impact organization that coordinates community resources in order to raise student achievement, improve the health and happiness of our children, and advance the economic and social well-being of our community.  

Prior to joining Alignment Rockford, French was Director of Marketing and Public Affairs for the Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau.
French received her B.A. in English from Illinois State University in 2000.

Katy Haun, Community Engagement Coordinator

Katy Haun joined Alignment Rockford in February of 2015 as the Community Engagement Coordinator. Haun's primary responsibilities include outreach and work with potential community partners to increase awareness of Alignment's community engagement process and increase participation in programs. Additionally Haun coordinates communications and public relations tools and resources for the organization.

Haun has a Bachelor's Degree in Communications and is working on a Master's Degree in School Counseling. Haun is a veteran of the United States Air Force, and has held the position of General Manager at Alpine Inn and most recently as Reference Laboratory Outreach Sales and Marketing Associate at SwedishAmerican Health System. Prior to joining Alignment Rockford, Haun volunteered as co-chair of the Business, Arts, Modern World Languages, and Information Technology (BAMIT) College and Career Readiness Council for the Rockford Public Schools since the Academies' inception. Haun is a graduate of the Rockford Chamber of Commerce's Leadership program. Born and raised in Rockford, IL, Haun is married to William Haun. 


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