Podcast: Kayla Bradham named VP Community Development

Kayla J. Bradham joins Sports Philanthropy Network
at the NFL Experience at Super Bowl LIII

The Sports Philanthropy Network is excited to add Kayla Bradham as its VP of Community Development.

Kayla will serve as the VP of Community Development for the Sports Philanthropy Network.  Kayla will be responsible for building relationships with athletes, sports teams, sponsors, sports organizations and their respective foundations. 

“We are very excited to have Kayla join our growing team,” said Roy Kessel, Founder of the Sports Philanthropy Network. “Kayla has a special talent for relating to a wide variety of people and has a demonstrated track record of involving herself in the community. Her passion for helping others, especially in the areas of education, fitness and social justice, will make her an excellent addition to our organization. Kayla will bring tremendous outreach skills and a strong operational perspective to help with our growth and expansion.”

Kayla has extensive experience in the world of sports, business and non-profits having been a General Manager of Xperience Fitness.  In that capacity, Kayla managed multiple clubs with memberships totaling over 25,000 and managed a staff of over 40 employees.  Kayla was the champion of Xperience Fitness’ corporate wellness and community outreach efforts.

Kayla has her degree from St. Norbert College in Communication, Media, and Theatre with an emphasis in Management and a concentration in Leadership as well as a minor in English.

As a result of her National Exercise Trainers Association certifications in Personal Training and Wellness Coaching, Kayla has experience working with all types of athletes, business professionals, sports organizations and non-profit groups.

Kayla is also Executive Management Certified, Project Management Essentials Certified and certified in First Aid, CPR and Suicide Prevention.

Listen here as Kayla joins Sports Philanthropy Network Founder Roy Kessel to talk about her new position, her background with philanthropy and her goals for helping grow the organization.

Listen here as Kayla’s joins Sports Philanthropy Network Founder Roy Kessel to discuss her new role

Here is an overview of some of their conversation:

Start – 0:20 – Kayla’s experience with Non-Profit Organizations

1:25 – Efforts for Children of Incarcerated Parents

6:15 – Kayla’s thoughts on a rough situation

11:40 – How Kayla looks to address the Milwaukee Community and how to get them involved in the great things that Sports Philanthropy Network has to offer

18:00 – Speaking about a female that was the first referee in the NFL and the challenges that woman face in the Sports industry

20:50 – How Kayla was able to overcome some obstacles that woman have to deal with that most men don’t have to deal with

24:00 – More details about Kayla’s experience in philanthropy

26:25 – Which organizations Kayla has her eye on to help contribute towards Sports Philanthropy

Roy Kessel

Roy Kessel

Roy Kessel is the Founder of the Sports Philanthropy Network. Roy has worked in the sports business world for over 20 years including serving as an instructor in Northwestern University's graduate Sports Management Program. Having served as a sports lawyer representing athletes, entrepreneurs and start-up businesses, Roy has extensive experience helping organizations improve their strategy, marketing, communications and leadership development.
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