Georgia Bridgman Graves– Director, area of interest: Community Development
Georgia Graves is proud to serve as past President and CEO of Bridgman Communications, Inc. a company which she started and is celebrating its 25th year of business excellence. The firm has consistently delivered superior 24 hour 7 day a week service to the business community in the Washington Metropolitan Area by selling, installing, and maintaining business telephone systems, voice mail systems and related products.
Bridgman Communications delivers the newest IP Technology products that link corporate business centers to remote users and offices seamlessly as though they were all under one roof.
The company has over 2,000 customers with product sales, support and service for Mitel-Inter-Tel, Samsung, and Allworx. Bridgman Communications has successfully supported over the years such products as Avaya, Nortel, NEC, 3Com, and Toshiba. The firm maintains an extensive inventory to support older products in the marketplace and has developed and supplier network to keep customer discontinued systems fully functional.
Over the last 25 years, the company’s community affiliations have included support of many nonprofit organizations by providing community resources, sponsorships, donations, and employee man-hours to groups like: The Council for the Arts of Herndon, Gabriel Homes, Alhambra House, Herndon Community Television-Channel 23, Fairfax Public Access Channel 10, 30 and 37 and projects for the Washington Dulles International Airport Rotary.
Key participation has been provided on many levels to: Committee for Dulles, The Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce, The Herndon and Dulles Regional Chambers of Commerce, The Fairfax Chamber of Commerce and the Loudoun Chamber of Commerce.
Georgia Graves, a graduate of Leadership Fairfax, the Class of 1995, has committed her corporate and personal time as well to these organizations and has been proud to have held the key position in several of these organizations over the years including Chairman of The Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce (1997-98), President Committee for Dulles (1998-2000), President of the Washington Dulles International Airport Rotary (2007-08), and she is honored to serve as the President of Fairfax Public Access (2007-08).
Georgia hobbies include marching with her husband and daughter in one of the finest patriotic organizations in our country, the American Originals Fife & Drum Corps as the group’s Drum Major. She also works a few hours a week with a Junior Fife and Drum Corps at Linton Hall School.
Georgia is married to married to Mike Graves, and her daughter Anneliese is a junior at George Mason University; they live in Herndon.