Brittany graduated from Gillespie High School (GHS) in 2007, earning the Carol Enrico DeLucca Scholarship for a Top Girl Graduate. She used the $500 Partnership award toward freshman tuition at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville (SIUE).
Brittany majored in business marketing while at SIUE and immediately followed her Bachelor’s degree with an MBA with a focus on project management.
She also holds the title of PMP (Project Management Professional), “which I studied for and passed following graduation from the MBA program,” she says.
Today Brittany carries the title of Strategic Program Manager at a technology company in St. Louis called Big Club Digital.
“My responsibilities are to manage my company’s client relationships and programs, including project strategy, financial and resource management, and portfolio growth,” she says. “I plan to continue to grow my career.”
Brittany is a founding member of “a women’s professional group, and I am a media marketing consultant for small businesses.”
In her free time she and her husband Douglas enjoy hiking, traveling, spending time with family, and trying new restaurants. “I especially look forward to spending lots of time with my family, especially after my mother retires this year,” Brittany says.
She thoroughly enjoyed her college years, noting “my degree opened many doors for me. I met wonderful connections at SIUE in the St. Louis community. I am extremely grateful for the support that this Partnership scholarship provided,” she says. “Starting college takes a large investment, and this scholarship helped ease some of that burden.”
Brittany is the daughter of Doug and Beth Zehr of Gillespie.