Bradford Drazen

Vice President, Communications and Marketing

Brad joined the Foundation in 2019 and leads the organization’s communications and marketing efforts, including community relations, brand strategy and awareness, and donor communications. Previously, Brad served as the associate director of Public Relations and Communications at United Technologies Corporation and spent 20 years as a television news anchor, reporter and producer. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Drama and English from Dartmouth College and a Master’s of Business Administration from UCLA.

What do you enjoy most about Greater Hartford?
I love to go out to eat, especially in local restaurants where I might have a chance to interact with the owner. As a frequent customer of locally-owned businesses, I feel more deeply rooted in the community.

What quote best represents your personal philosophy?
“In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future.” –Alex Haley

Are you involved in any volunteer activities?
Over the years, I have coached youth baseball and soccer in my hometown, assumed several leadership roles with my college class, and served on several local nonprofit boards, including the Mandell JCC, the Open Hearth and Interval House’s “Men Make a Difference” initiative.