Christine Kirkley has joined The Brigance Brigade as executive director. Kirkley will oversee the activities of the organization and is also responsible for working with Mr. and Mrs. Brigance as well as the Board of Directors to determine the long term direction of the organization, which is largely privately-funded. In addition, she will collaborate with other ALS organizations locally and nationwide.
Prior to joining the Brigade, Christine worked with the ALS Association – DC/MD/VA Chapter as the director of fundraising and community relations, from 2003 to 2012. In this role, Christine was responsible for managing the Walk to Defeat ALS® and other fundraising programs, the Maryland advocacy program, corporate and media relations.
Previously, Kirkley worked in litigation support with local law firms and Department of Justice contractors.
Kirkley is originally from San Antonio and attended Texas State University where she received her bachelor’s degree in sociology.