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Get to Know Us
This week's post in our Get to Know Us series comes from our financial manager, Ed Way. Ed has worked at Bridge for 5 years and is an integral part of our team. Ed is famous around the office for his many stories, and here he tells us a little about his life:
Born in Washington, D.C. in 1946 (the first year of the "Baby-boomers"), I moved with my family to Morristown, Tennessee in 1951. After graduating from Mars Hill College with Bachelor of Science degrees in accounting and economics and serving in the United States Air Force, my wife, Gail, and I settled in Knoxville, raising three sons. We now have seven grandchildren.
A Life Member of the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants, I have over forty years of managerial accounting experience. I have served in the private sector as well as governmental social service organizations, including the Tennessee Department of Children's Services. Shortly after retiring from DCS, I assumed the position of Financial Manager with Bridge Refugee Services in 2008.
Over the past years, I have marveled at the transformation of East Tennessee into a multi-cultural community. The opportunity to be a part of the humanitarian service provided by Bridge's dynamic mix of energetic staff, experienced board members, enthusiastic community volunteers, governmental agencies and extraordinary international clientele is a Blessing that brings me great joy!