Mary Beth
Bruggeman

President

Washington D.C.

Most rewarding thing about working here.

Joining service projects and watching veterans light up with purpose and fulfillment when they see and feel the impact they can have in communities.

Job prior to The Mission Continues

Fitness and Nutrition Coach

What is a hidden gem in your hometown?

The local public library. Every time I walk in there I’m amazed at all the resources available, and at how active they are in the community. It’s an incredible asset!

If you dined w/anyone, who would it be?

John Irving. I’m fascinated by great writers of fiction and just want to know how their brains work.

Which is your favorite movie(s)?

Steel Magnolias

Which is a song(s) that describes you?

Peter, Paul and Mary- Blowin’ in the Wind. I’ve always been a folk-loving hippy at heart.

Which book is on your nightstand?

There are two- Not In My Neighborhood by Antero Pietila (history of how race has shaped Baltimore) and Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry (the story of a bunch of cowboys that drove their cattle to Montana).

What was your first concert?

Chicago (the band), 1988, with my dad.

What is your favorite food(s) or meal?

Pizza and chocolate cake, hands down.

What is one item on your bucket list?

Seeing the grizzlies in Katmai National Park in Alaska when the salmon are running.