Vice President of Policy & Engagement
Bradley Watson is the former Executive Director of the Coastal States Organization, a consensus based organization representing the Governors of the nation’s coastal and Great Lakes states, commonwealths, and territories on legislative, regulatory, and program matters related to the conservation, development, and management of coastal and ocean resources. Prior to that position, Bradley served as CSO’s Deputy Director, Counsel, and Director of Coastal Resilience, leading initiatives focused on intergovernmental collaboration and cultivating relationships with a range of non-federal and Federal partners. In particular, Bradley established strong working relationships with Congress and Federal agencies, primarily the United States Army Corps of Engineers and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Prior to joining CSO, Bradley served on Capitol Hill as a staffer for the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, as a member of the investigations team for the Senate Armed Services Committee, and as a senior legislative staffer in the United States House of Representatives. Bradley has extensive experience both on and off the Hill working on appropriations and multiple iterations of the Water Resources Development Act. Bradley earned a J.D. from the evening program at The Columbus School of Law at The Catholic University of America and an Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University. Bradley resides in Jupiter, Florida with his wife, Lauren Sher, their two children, and dog.