Brad Rourke '83 Making a Difference at the Kettering Foundation

Juliette Olejnik
Brad Rourke ’83 has been promoted at the Kettering Foundation to the newly-created role of Director of External Affairs and DC Operations. “Democracy, now under threat from so many quarters, needs defenders such as Kettering more than it ever has, both in the U.S. and globally. As Kettering reassesses how best to meet these threats, I am thrilled to be tasked with raising the impact and profile in DC and beyond.” This move is part of a larger set of promotions that are designed to position Kettering to move quickly as they complete a comprehensive strategic planning process. (Here is the full announcement.) Brad has been on staff at Kettering for ten years, serving primarily as executive editor of issue guides.

The Kettering Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in 1927 “to sponsor and carry out scientific research for the benefit of humanity.” Inspired by the open-mindedness and creative philosophy of its founder, the American inventor Charles F. Kettering, the foundation’s research has gradually shifted to focus on democracy, particularly the role of citizens.

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