Bonnie Berk

The BERK lore goes that Bonnie started the firm in 1988 at her kitchen table, in pre-Internet era, making cold calls and explaining how innovative public-private partnerships could be designed to accomplish much more than the sum of their parts. Her concept was that the public, private and nonprofit sectors could be brought together to implement impactful projects that would not otherwise be possible. For the next 25 years, she worked across the spectrum of major public policy issues, developing long range strategies and facilitating agreements among diverse communities.

In 2013, Bonnie retired from the firm, transferring full ownership to Allegra Calder, Michael Hodgins, and Brian Murphy. She’s enormously proud of the consequential work that BERK continues to lead, while she enjoys a completely different life chapter, traveling, and experiencing the richness of new challenges and experiences.