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Jen Brydges Named One of Forty Under 40

Brydges 3376 2016 HeadshotAMPED Association Management is proud to congratulate Jen Brydges, recipient of the prestigious 2019 Forty Under 40 Award from Association Forum of Chicago and USAE Weekly Newspaper.

“I’m humbled and honored to be selected as a Forty Under 40 recipient,” said Brydges. “Receiving this award will allow me to continue my growth, both as an association professional and on a personal level. Most importantly, receiving this award recognizes my team and those who have helped shape my career to date. My accomplishments are not achieved by me alone, they are truly a team effort and I am so grateful to be surrounded by people who embrace innovation and teamwork."

Brydges is the managing director for the Americas Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ACTRIMS), associate managing director for the Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS) and executive director of the Society for Research on Adolescence. Additionally, she leads consulting and strategic planning sessions for a variety of associations and organizations.

Additionally, Brydges serves on the boards of the Junior League of Madison and the Madison Area Down Syndrome Society. She is also a former elected official for the Rock County Board of Supervisors.

Her volunteer service extends throughout the community: the Junior League of Madison’s All Dressed Up program; Cherokee Middle School Partnership Program; Ronald McDonald House dinner program; Youth Leadership programming; MADSS: World Down Syndrome Day programming; Parent Mentor for the Down Syndrome Awareness Walk committee; Parent Advocate for the National Down Syndrome Society; and a contributing writer to Madison Mom's Blog. She is also a graduate of the Leadership Greater Madison civic leadership program.

She is a graduate of UW Green Bay with BS degrees in politics and public administration. She received her master's degree in political science from Cal State LA.

 “I am so proud of Jen for this recognition,” said AMPED President and Owner Lynda J. Patterson, CAE, FASAE. “Jen exemplifies the core values of our company and our industry. She creates a welcoming, innovative environment for all of her colleagues and volunteers, greeting them with her warm personality and pursuit of excellence! No doubt, her future in our profession is bright and I can’t wait to see what comes next for her! Many thanks to Association Forum and USAE for recognizing the best in our industry!”

The Forty Under 40 Award is given to 40 accomplished association or non-profit professionals who are under the age of 40, demonstrate high potential for continued success in leadership roles and exhibit a strong passion for - and commitment to - the association management and nonprofit industries.

Brydges and her fellow recipients will receive their awards at a private ceremony in Chicago on December 16, 2019. Learn more about the Forty Under 40 Awards at

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