Moxie Talk with Kirt Jacobs #389: Eden Bridgeman

MoxieTalk with Kirt Jacobs

Nov 20 2023 • 2 mins

Mrs. Eden Bridgeman Sklenar has been owner, Chairwoman, and now CEO of EBONY and JET and Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of Manna Inc since 2017. Mrs. Bridgeman Sklenar has been with Manna Inc since 2009. She served as Regional Marketing Manager for 2 years before taking a leave of absence to complete her MBA in Entrepreneurship at Loyola University Chicago-Quinlan School of Business in 2011. She received induction into The International Business Honor Society in 2013 after her MBA program.

After earning her MBA, Mrs. Bridgeman Sklenar transitioned to Director of Marketing for ERJ Dining, LLC dba Chili’s Grill & Bar. Since becoming CMO of Manna Inc, Mrs. Bridgeman Sklenar has overseen the marketing department and all company brands’ local store marketing engagement. Mrs. Bridgeman Sklenar serves as an ambassador for Manna Inc to the Women’s Food Service Forum (WFF) by bringing all of the benefits of WFF membership to life for Manna Inc.

Mrs. Bridgeman Sklenar has served as a Board Member and the Program Director for the Bridgeman Charitable Group since 2017, which produces The Trifecta—an annual Derby-eve black-tie celebrity charity gala in Louisville, Kentucky. Her hobbies include traveling and spending time with her family and friends. She is also a Board Member of The Speed Museum, Kentucky Derby Museum, Oxmoor Farm Foundation, Task Force for the Fund Arts, and the Louisville Ballet.

Eden was born in Los Angeles, CA, but was raised in Louisville, KY, where she attended Male High School and the University of Louisville. She is married to Greg Sklenar and is the daughter of Ulysses L. and Doris Bridgeman. Eden has two brothers, Justin and Ryan Bridgeman.

Eden Bridgeman Sklenar is known as one of the daughters of Junior Bridgeman, a former NBA player who became an extremely successful entrepreneur, notably in the fast-food industry. The Bridgeman family is well-respected in both the business and philanthropic circles.

Eden Bridgeman Sklenar has been involved in various aspects of the family business and is recognized for her roles in philanthropic endeavors and events. One of the significant events she’s been associated with is the Trifecta Gala, an annual charity event held during the Kentucky Derby weekend. Given your interest in the Kentucky Derby, as mentioned in your profile, this connection might be particularly relevant.

The Trifecta Gala has historically benefited several charities, focusing on organizations that support underserved communities, particularly in education, sports, and health.

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