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Bradley Carlson, Executive Director

National Military Non-Profit Fundraising expert with a twenty-five-year proven track record in executing the “Moves Management Doctrine.” As a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Brad is one of only a handful of Development Professionals in the country with a military background. Results orientated, multi-million-dollar campaign professional with strategic planning and tactical execution skills.

As CEO of Military Non-Profit Consulting (MNPC), Brad leads a team of non-profit professionals (all with a personal or family connection to the military) to help military non-profits execute their mission, maximize their giving / revenue potential and ultimately realize their vision.

Military Non-Profit Campaigns include:  USNA, USMA, USAFA, USCGA, Navy League, USO, AMVETS, National Museum of the Marine Corps, National Law Enforcement Museum, Naval Aviation Museum, Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum, USS Saratoga Museum Foundation and Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum.

Brad launched his fundraising career at IDC in 1996 – leading the firm through four strategic growth periods and was named President in 2006.  Prior to a successful asset purchase in 2010, IDC grew from 35 to over 300 fundraising professionals managing 30 campaigns annually during Brad’s tenure.

Other business ventures include President of Silver State Burgers, a Five Guys franchise, building out 10 restaurants in Las Vegas and Reno NV.  Under Brad’s leadership, Silver State Burgers was ranked the #1 franchise nationally by Five Guys (10+ stores) for quality control and customer satisfaction.

As a volunteer, Brad has held several officer positions within his USNA Class to include Class President.  Additionally, Brad served as the Las Vegas USNA Alumni Chapter President and as a USNA Blue & Gold Officer.

Brad lives in Western Howard County, Maryland with his wife Carey and have five boys between them.



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