Meet Brad Kiley
February 28, 2013
Brad Kiley joined EGPAF in January of this year as Chief Operations Officer. Previously, Brad worked at the White House under President Obama as Director of the Office of Management and Administration
. He says that he left the White House to take on a more involved role. “I wanted to get back to being hands-on and making a difference on the ground, if you will.” At EGPAF, Brad will be working on strengthening the organization’s Corporate Services arm and ensuring that EGPAF will maintain its capacity as it grows to help more women, children, and families around the world.
Brad Kiley is the new COO for EGPAF,
where he will focus on strengthening the
Foundation’s global efforts to eliminate
pediatric HIV/AIDS. (Photo: EGPAF)
Brad is no stranger to managing operations efforts. Prior to joining the White House, he was director of operations for the Obama-Biden transition team, and he served as vice president of the Center for American Progress until 2008. He has also worked at the International AIDS Trust and the Democratic National Convention. “I’ve worked in operations since 1995, and before that, I worked in direct mail fundraising,” he said. “I’m not a policy person, but if a policy director comes to me and the organization has agreed that we need to implement a certain policy, I’m pretty good at making sure that we, on the operations side, are equipped to get that policy implemented in the most efficient, effective way possible.”
Brad is excited to begin learning more about EGPAF’s work domestically and globally; he will be taking his first trip to the field in March to visit EGPAF offices in Uganda and Kenya. He’s looking forward to taking part in the Foundation’s important work to eliminate pediatric HIV/AIDS, and applauded EGPAF’s work to prioritize the needs of women and children living with HIV. He added that EGPAF’s reputation is one of the factors that sets it apart from the global health field. “EGPAF is a recognized voice in the global discussion around HIV and AIDS. We’re well-respected by organizations such as the WHO, UNAIDS, USAID, CDC and others. The expertise we have is greatly sought after by others. EGPAF wouldn’t have grown so fast in the international field if it hadn’t been for its sterling reputation.”
Outside of the office, Brad is a big college football fan – his favorite team is the Texas Christian University Horned Frogs.
We’re excited to add Brad to the EGPAF team. Welcome!
Jane Coaston is Media Relations Coordinator for the Foundation, based in Washington, D.C.