Nkosi Bradley serves as an Advisor with Gray Global Advisors. He brings approximately 20 years of experience executing federal, state, and local government affairs and economic development strategies. At GGA, he regularly engages with members of Congress, policy makers, regulators, and stakeholders on issues impacting energy, financial services, health care, infrastructure and economic development initiatives. Nkosi’s previous Congressional experience includes serving as Legislative Counsel for Congressman Bobby Rush (D-IL) where he worked on issues facing the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations and the Subcommittee on Energy.
Nkosi also brings an in-depth knowledge of private and federal economic development programs. He has successfully advised state and local clients on federal regulatory issues and strategy on transportation, infrastructure, housing, and related financing structures including serving as President and CEO of the Development Corporation of Columbia Heights – a nonprofit organization focused on affordable housing and small business development in the District of Columbia. Nkosi also worked with the DC Housing Finance Agency (DCHFA), the District’s issuer of multifamily revenue bond debt and administrator of 4 Percent Low Income Housing Tax Credits. At DCHFA he led engagement with public sector partners, and identified and developed opportunities for new program implementation.
Prior to his work at DCHFA, Nkosi worked at a federal government relations firm where he advised state and local economic development organizations on the development of comprehensive strategies that mirrored federal economic development priorities around sustainable green development, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Nkosi also served as the Director of Housing Development for a Chicago based community development corporation and held positions with the National Capital Revitalization Corporation (NCRC) and the District of Columbia’s Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development.
He holds a J.D. from Saint John’s University in New York, and a B.A. from DePaul University in Chicago.