Brad CroneHLC Regional Director
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Region 2 (DE, KY, NC, MD, TN, VA, WV)
Since 1993, Brad has served as a regional director for the Healthcare Leadership Council. Brad has more than 19 years of government affairs and public relations experience. Prior to that, he was a daily newspaper publisher at The Thomasville Times in Thomasville, N.C. He was the first desktop newspaper publisher in the state with his weekly publication The Clayton Star, which he sold in 1989. He served as a special assistant to N.C. Commissioner of Agriculture Jim Graham and deputy press secretary to U.S. Senator Lauch Faircloth during his 1984 gubernatorial campaign. During his college years, Brad served as a political reporter and then afternoon editor for WPTF Radio 680, a 50,000-watt news/talk station in Raleigh, N.C.
Brad has 26 years of experience in regional politics, managing grassroots campaigns. Brad has worked as a consultant with state government in NC, coordinating state healthcare policies and funding formularies.
He is a former Rotarian, former Board of Directors member and volunteer for the Clayton Rescue Squad, former Board of Directors member for the Davidson County Salvation Army, and former Board of Directors member for Branch Banking & Trust in Thomasville, NC.
Brad earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a concentration in Communications from North Carolina State University. Additionally, he has studied at Mount Olive College, N.C., and the N.C. Institute of Government.