CHICAGO - Daniel J. Bradbury, vice president of Gossage Sager Associates, has been elected to serve as the American Library Association's (ALA) newest Endowment Trustee. The ALA Executive Board made the selection during its 2006 spring meeting, held in Chicago April 7 - 9, 2006.
Bradbury's three-year term officially begins in June, at the conclusion of the 2006 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans and ends at the conclusion of the 2009 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. In keeping with previously established practice for newly elected Trustees, he will begin serving in an unofficial, non-voting capacity immediately.
Bradbury has been actively involved with libraries for close to 40 years, most recently at Gossage Sager Associates, an executive search firm specializing in the library market. From 1983 to 2003, he served as the director of the Kansas City (Mo.) Public Library. The library serves 40,000 residents through a main library and nine branches and provides extended service as an area resource library to the entire metropolitan area of 1.5 million residents. Since 1994, Bradbury also has served on the board of directors of the Public School Retirement System of Kansas City, which has fiduciary responsibility for the $760 million in assets held by the retirement system.
Bradbury holds an M.L.A. degree from Emporia State University in Emporia, Kan., and a B.A. degree in English from the University of Missouri at Kansas City.
ALA Endowment Trustees have the authority to hold, invest, reinvest and disburse endowment funds available for investment as directed by the ALA Executive Board. Candidates must be ALA members who have a working knowledge of investment opportunities available to endowment funds and of benchmarks used to judge fund performance. Trustees must have experience in management or oversight of investment funds in a business setting. There are three Trustees with one elected annually for a three-year term.
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