Kathy Bradley, CAE

Director, Corporate Partnerships
Independent Sector

Kathy Bradley, CAE joined Independent Sector as Director, Corporate Relations and Sponsorships in June 2021. Kathy’s expertise is in helping organizations build strategies and conduct outreach programs that produce millions of dollars in new funding. Her specialties include converting one-off sales to year-round partnerships, resulting in increased revenue; market-based research to find new and innovative opportunities for engagement; message development around the basis for support; direct cultivation; and building the type of value delivery that creates longstanding relationships.

Previously, Kathy spent nearly 12 years at MCI USA, an association management, global engagement and marketing agency. Kathy led the fundraising and sales team as well as management of two professional societies where she was responsible for governance, operations, marketing, partnerships, and more.

Prior to her tenure at MCI USA, Kathy spent more than a decade honing her skills in both fundraising and events, including managing sponsorship, underwriting, and exhibit sales for trade shows with more than 350 participating supporting organizations.