As a Partner and the Director of Ketchum’s New York Issues and Crisis Management Group, John Bradbury provides strategic issues management, litigation communications and crisis counsel to a wide array of clients for Ketchum.
He has worked on behalf of multi-national companies in the food, agriculture, telecommunications, chemical, transportation, pharmaceutical, consumer products and packaged goods, restaurant and banking/financial services industries.
At Ketchum, Mr. Bradbury has developed and executed issues management programs to manage issues and negative perceptions that threaten clients’ brands and corporate reputations. He has counseled clients in crisis situations, including product recalls, workplace safety situations, data breaches, labor actions, activist and NGO campaigns, financial distress and bankruptcy proceedings, investigative media and regulatory inquiries. In addition, he has expertise in litigation communications, including national product liability and class action litigation, labor issues, intellectual property rights and other high-profile litigation assignments.
Prior to joining Ketchum in 2001, Mr. Bradbury did government relations work for Nestlé USA – the U.S. subsidiary of Nestlé S.A. Located in the company's Washington, D.C. office, Mr. Bradbury managed legislative issues for the company and represented Nestlé’s interests before Capitol Hill and third-party advocacy organizations. He also managed the grassroots program for employee advocacy and was political director for the company’s political action committee.
Previously, Mr. Bradbury was with the Grocery Manufacturers of America (GMA), the world's largest trade association of food, beverage and consumer product companies in Washington, D.C. At GMA, Mr. Bradbury developed government relations strategies to address GMA’s legislative agenda and communications strategies to promote the efforts of GMA member companies on key environmental issues. Prior to GMA, he served as a press aide to a U.S. Senator.
Mr. Bradbury earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Bucknell University. He lives in Connecticut with his wife and two children, and enjoys golf, tennis, and being a dad.