Professional Profile: Bonnie Hagen 2017

Name: Bonnie Hagen - 2017

Title: Chief Operating Officer

Company: Bright Energy Services

Location: White Plains, NY and Brooklyn, NY

Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY

Education: BA Economics, CUNY Brooklyn College; MBA Marketing & Information Systems, Hofstra University;

First job: Marketing, Gevalia Kaffe (a division of Maxwell House)

First job in real estate or allied field: I flipped houses for a hobby

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future?:I help large commercial, industrial, and institutional buildings become more energy efficient and save money by implementing energy conservation measures like LED lighting, HVAC, building controls, renewables and more.

How do you unwind from a busy day?:I like to spend time with my children, reading together.

Favorite book or author: “Atlas Shrugged” by Ayn Rand and “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill.

Favorite movie: Not sure, there are so many great ones…but I recently saw “Hidden Figures” and I loved it!

Last song/album that you purchased/downloaded?:Rodrigo y Gabriela

One word to describe your work environment: Empowering!

Rules to live by in business: Always do your homework and be prepared.

If you could invite one person to dinner (living or dead, but not related to you) who would it be and where would you go?:Probably Albert Einstein. I’d take him anywhere he wanted to go!

What is your DREAM job (something other than your current job)?:I was going to say my current job! I can’t imagine anything better than what I am doing now…saving energy, saving money, saving the environment, saving the world, it is all good. But since we are talking about dreaming, if I could sing, I might want to be a rock star!