Keynote Speaker

Karl Bradley

Teacher, musician, football coach, yoga instructor, veteran, and leadership junkie are a few ways to connect with Karl. Originally from Branson, Missouri, Karl Bradley holds a bachelor’s in education from Arizona State  University and a master’s in education from The University of Northern Colorado. Over his career, he has led teams ranging from 5 to 250 and held leadership positions in public relations, operations, fundraising, finance, human resources, corporate training, and procurement. He has worked in 49 states and 20 countries supporting alliances, strengthening partnerships, and improving diplomatic relations. His expertise includes strategic thinking, leadership development, public speaking, team building, community engagement, and ideation.

Karl joined the Extension Foundation team in 2020 after 23 years in the U.S. Air Force. As the leadership and team development specialist, his job is to influence the 32 thousand Cooperative Extension professionals to create meaningful experiences for the people they serve across our nation. He does this through individual and team coaching, grant support, and membership offerings. Above all, he is a proud spouse and father of two amazing humans!