Miracle Flights, a Las Vegas-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit providing free commercial flights to those in need of reaching life-changing medical care, announced today that Linda Bridges, M.A. has been named vice president of marketing and communications. In this role, Bridges will report directly to CEO Mark E. Brown and will lead the organization’s marketing, communications, and community relations efforts in order to increase brand awareness, donor engagement, and community support.
“As we enter our 38th year, Miracle Flights is poised to serve more individuals and families who need to access life-changing medical care but may not have the financial means to get there,” said Mark E. Brown, CEO of Miracle Flights. “Linda brings a wealth of experience in marketing, communications, and nonprofit leadership and is the ideal choice to connect with external audiences and grow our local and national reputation.”
Bridges is an award-winning marketing and brand strategist and nonprofit leader bringing over a decade of experience in communications to her new role. Prior to joining Miracle Flights on November 1, Bridges was the Public Information Officer – Strategic Marketing for the City of North Las Vegas where she was the first person appointed to that role and developed strategic marketing objectives that positioned North Las Vegas as a national leader in job creation and economic growth.
Previously, Bridges was the Chief Communications Officer for Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada where she led creative strategy, development of internal and external communications, PR and media engagement, and the rollout of strategic marketing programs. Her marketing initiatives led to Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada leading the 111 national councils in year-over-year member retention and growth.
Bridges was named a 2021 Vegas Inc. 40 Under 40 Honoree and the 2020 National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Women of Distinction “Rising Star”.
Bridges earned her bachelor’s degree in speech communications from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and her M.A. in marketing from Webster University in St. Louis.