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Pat Bradley

Pat Bradley

Pat Bradley

Bronston, Ky.

Arts and Business Consultant

Organizational Management, Board Development, Business and Finance for Organizations, Fundraising, Event Planning, Marketing and Promotion for Organizations, Strategic Planning

Bradley’s career has been focused on management and administration of nonprofit organizations and small businesses, primarily those with an arts-related focus. After serving as director of June Appal Recordings (Appalshop), and later owner of Turquoise Records, Pat became executive director of the Association for Independent Music, a nonprofit international trade association serving independent music companies hosting an annual convention and trade show. Following work as executive director of the Mountain Arts Center, a performing arts facility in Prestonsburg, and with the Center for Rural Development in Somerset as associate vice president of arts, culture and entertainment, Pat then worked as small business training specialist with Southeast Kentucky Economic Development Corporation (SKED), headquartered in Somerset and serving 42 counties throughout southeast Kentucky. Pat currently works as an independent consultant to artists, arts-related organizations, nonprofit organizations and small businesses. Pat has worked with Berea Tourism in the creation and implementation of their highly successful annual Festival of Learnshops and their Make It, Take It, Give It programs. Throughout her career, Pat has worked extensively with organizational development and management; board, staff and volunteer development; financial management; fundraising; development of sponsorships and individual contributions programs; event planning and management; marketing; contract negotiations; and long-range and strategic planning. She has also served on a number of arts-related boards —​ including the International Bluegrass Music Association, Appalshop and the National Association of Independent Record Distributors (now the American Associations of Independent Music); has been involved with a number of civic organizations, tourism commissions and chambers of commerce; and has served as panelist, panel moderator and keynote speaker at music and arts related conventions and events. She has most recently served on the boards of directors for the Appalachian Artisan Center in Hindman, Ky. and the Watershed Arts Alliance in Somerset, Ky.