Conner Prairie names Cincinnati native vice president-chief development officer

Cincinnati native and Carmel, Ind., resident Andrew Bradford has been named vice president-chief development officer at Conner Prairie, one of top outdoor history museums in the U.S.

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Cincinnati native and Carmel, Ind., resident Andrew Bradford has joined Conner Prairie as vice president-chief development officer.

The fundraising professional will be responsible for managing daily operations of the development efforts to obtain financial support for the museum through individual, corporate, government and foundation sources, among others. A member of the museum’s leadership team, Bradford will work with the board of directors to fulfill organizational fundraising goals and manage the board’s development committee.

He joins Conner Prairie from the national Alzheimer’s Association, where he was national director of donor stewardship. He has also served in senior positions with the YMCA of the USA in Chicago, CCS Fundraising in Chicago and the YMCA/JCC of Greater Toledo, Ohio. He has raised more than $85 million in his career.

Originally from Cincinnati, Bradford earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Albion College in Albion, Mich., where he was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. He is a member of the Association of Donor Relations Professionals.