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NCUA Names Mary Anne Bradfield as Director of Public and Congressional Affairs

Mon, Dec 11, 2017

The NCUA has announced that Mary Anne Bradfield will become the National Credit Union Administration’s Director of Public and Congressional Affairs, effective Monday, Dec. 18.

“Mary Anne has a wide-ranging career in the public and private sectors, and two themes run through that career: promoting opportunities and working collaboratively,” NCUA Board Chairman J. Mark McWatters said. “Both of those are qualities important in this position. Mary Anne’s expertise in management, strategic planning, and communications will serve the agency and the credit union system well.”

Bradfield comes to the NCUA from the U.S. Small Business Administration, where she served as Chief of Staff to SBA Administrator Linda McMahon, recruiting and organizing a high-performing team of business professionals. Before being named Chief of Staff, she was on the Trump Administration’s transition team, where she led the development of SBA’s strategic plan. That development process was recognized by the Office of Management and Budget as a model for efficiency and effectiveness.

Bradfield began her executive branch career in 2005 as SBA’s Deputy Assistant Administrator for Congressional and Legislative Affairs. She then served as Counselor to the Acting Administrator/Deputy Administrator, advising the senior executive team on policy, budget, and appropriations issues and on public and congressional affairs.

Previously, Bradfield held various public and private sector positions as a principal with a strategic communications and public affairs firm; as an advisor to the Commissioner/Chairman of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission; and as a lobbyist for the National Rifle Association. She also served as a legislative assistant to former Rep. J.C. Watts, Jr. (R-OK), where she handled a broad range of legislative topics, including banking committee issues.

Bradfield holds a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Oklahoma.