Bridget Harrell founded Velocity Solutions in 1995 and served as its Chairwoman until the sale of the company in December 2017. Velocity Solutions is the leading provider of revenue enhancement solutions to regional and community banks and credit unions across the country. Velocity’s solutions are designed to drive new accounts, increase transactional activity, generate new sources of fee income, foster account holder loyalty and address regulatory scrutiny.
Bridget has been passionately involved with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) since her son Carr was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in April 2008. She has served on the board of directors for JDRF in the Triangle/Eastern NC Chapter and the Coastal Carolina branch and has been a key supporter of JDRF’s Artificial Pancreas Project initiative. She has also served on the board of The Bellamy Mansion Museum of Fine Arts and the advisory council at The Episcopal High School. Bridget currently serves on the board of the Emeril Lagasse Foundation, which inspires, mentors and enables youth through culinary, nutrition and arts education.
Bridget is a native of North Carolina, and holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Appalachian State University. She currently resides in Wilmington, North Carolina and Winter Park, Florida with her son Carr, and is an enthusiastic supporter and ambassador of Camp Southern Ground.