Using JavaScript to get variable from LMS

I found a JavaScript that allows me to pull the learner's name from the LMS and appear as a text variable within the Storyline project.  This is particularly useful where I have some examples of documents where the learner's name needs to appear.  What I would also like to do is display the learner's manager's name; also pulled from the LMS.  I am using Bridge LMS and have seen that the manager's name is there.  Below is the JavaScript that display's the learner's name.  Can anyone help with the manager's name? 

// Display learners lastName

var player = GetPlayer();

function findLMSAPI(win) {

if (win.hasOwnProperty("GetStudentID")) return win;

else if (win.parent == win) return null;

else return findLMSAPI(win.parent);


var lmsAPI = findLMSAPI(this);
var newName = "Guest";

if (lmsAPI)
var myName = lmsAPI.GetStudentName();
var array = myName.split(',');

if (array.length>2)
newName = array[2];
newName = array[0];

player.SetVar("lastName", newName);
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Michael Oppenheimer


i am teaching the learners how to handle a special document. In real life the document will already have the learner's name and their manager's name. 

I thought it would be cool to have the real info in the lesson rather than "John Doe" and "Susan Smith"  appear on the document.  

Knowing that i can pull the learner's email address from the LMS and display in a Storyline project may be of help in a future lesson.  Thanks.