Mary Anne Bradfield will become NCUA’s Director of Public and Congressional Affairs, effective Dec. 18, the agency announced Thursday.
“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 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 Small Business Administration (SBA), 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.