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May 26, 2010
New Capitalist’s Bradley Joins innovation@cfed as Strategic Advisor
Washington, D.C. — innovation@cfed, an initiative of the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED) to champion innovative ideas that expand economic opportunity for all Americans, announced the appointment of Melissa L. Bradley as the initiative’s newest Strategic Advisor. Bradley joins a distinguished group that serves as a sounding board for ideas and new directions, provides guidance and lends their highly sought-after expertise in social innovation. The initiative highlights Innovative Ideas, nurtures Innovators-in-Residence and convenes and networks innovative leaders.
Melissa L. Bradley is Founder and Managing Director of New Capitalist™, an organization dedicated to leveraging human, financial and social capital to create economically-profitable and sustainable individuals, businesses and communities. Bradley is also a regular consultant to the W.K. Kellogg Foundation on Family Economic Security and Civic Engagement and Founder of The Entrepreneurial Development Institute. Earlier, Bradley led the Capital Access Program at Green For All, working to provide human, social and financial capital to entrepreneurs and businesses in an effort to create, scale and sustain green jobs. She holds a B.S. in Finance from the Georgetown University School of Business and an M.B.A. in Marketing from American University.
Strategic Advisors also include Deepak Bhargava, William J. (Bill) Bynum, Denise E. Cavanaugh, John Cleveland, Kriss Deiglmeier, Sara K. Gould, Luis Granados, Langdon Morris, Dana Pancrazi, Pete Plastrik, Geeta Rao Gupta, Doug Rosen, Jennifer Tescher and Michael Torrens. To read more about our Strategic Advisors, please visit www.cfed.org/programs/innovation/strategic_advisors/.
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CFED expands economic opportunity by helping Americans start and grow businesses, go to college, own a home and save for their children’s and own economic futures. We identify promising ideas, test and refine them in communities to find out what works, craft policies and products to help good ideas reach scale, and develop partnerships to promote lasting change. We bring together community practice, public policy and private markets in new and effective ways to achieve greater economic impact.
Established in 1979 as the Corporation for Enterprise Development, CFED works nationally and internationally through its offices in Washington, DC; Durham, North Carolina; and San Francisco, California.