Britt Bepler joins Monument as Director of Operations
Britt joins Monument after a decade in various management roles where her impeccable organizational and interpersonal skills earned her several accolades from private-sector executives and high-ranking military and government officials, both domestic and abroad. She brings to Monument over 10 years of expertise in operations, program and project management, including a diverse background supporting a collection of demanding fields: a startup company, a tier one think tank, contracting with the U.S. Federal Government, and various Middle East-based defense and intelligence programs.
Most recently, Britt was the Director of Operations for a culinary incubator startup in DC where she effectively revamped their business practices, BD pipeline and financials; allowing for a 107% growth rate within 12 months. Prior to her role in the startup domain, Britt ran all operations for The Brookings Institution’s Center for Effective Public Management in their Governance Studies program - the founding program of the think tank. Britt began her career in the Middle East in 2007 - her portfolio includes the multi-billion DoD Intelligence Security Command (INSCOM) program, the multi-million DoD Security Support Services (SSS-I) program and the Sons of Iraq ( Sahwa) program - which contributed to successfully turning the tide of the war.
Britt is a proud native of sunny southern California, and moved to the east coast to pursue her undergraduate degree in Boston, where she discovered her love of both the Arabic language and Middle East. She continued her post-graduate degree in Egypt, after which she was recruited to work in Iraq intermittently for the next 5 years during the height of the war.
Britt currently lives in DC with her husband, and their two dogs. Britt is an avid enthusiast of live music, spreadsheets, hikes, pranking her friends and overseas adventures.
We sat down with Britt to get to know her a little better. Read her answers below:
What is your dream job? My spirit animal is Will Ferrell, and I find joy in making people laugh, so my dream job would be: an “SNL Cast Member” – life can become too serious, too quickly and laughter reminds you how to put things in perspective.
If you could interview one person (dead or alive) who would it be? My grandfather, a German immigrant who was a paratrooper in the Korean War. We never got the chance to talk about our experiences in war, and I wish I had one final opportunity to learn more about him and ask some of the harder questions I never did.
What is your favorite Monument in Washington D.C.? The Lincoln Memorial. DC was my first trip to the east coast growing up, and the Lincoln Memorial held strong in my memory ever since. My husband, friends and I participated in Red Bull's annual Flugtag competition when they held it in DC a few years ago; our theme incorporated the Lincoln Memorial.