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LaWanna G. Bradford, MPA, has been Inducted into the Prestigious Marquis Who's Who Biographical Registry

LaWanna G. Bradford is recognized for her expertise as the Chief Operating Officer for The Bradford Group, LLC

She was honored with the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award from the Biden Administration in 2023 for contributing 4000+ hours of volunteer service toward the advancement of women entrepreneurs.

    DECATUR, GA, January 12, 2024 /24-7PressRelease/ -- LaWanna G. Bradford, MPA, has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Leveraging more than three decades of excellence in strategic planning and financial analysis, Ms. Bradford has earned distinction as the Chief Operating Officer of The Bradford Group, LLC. Since 2006, she has focused her efforts on assisting clients with residential and commercial lending. She also engages in business management consulting, helping companies achieve success through strategic planning, performance management and marketing research. Additionally, she has served as a Workforce Development Specialist for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention since 2023, having joined in 2016 as a Financial Management Analyst where she also served as a Strategic Planner and Working Capital Fund Officer.

Before her present role, Ms. Bradford served as a Senior Business Evaluation Analyst for the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) in 1998 and was promoted to the Manager of Strategic Planning in 2003, overseeing strategic planning, performance management, customer market research and economic analysis with a cross-functional team of staff. She was further promoted to the Director of Corporate Business Strategy and Analysis in 2003 and became a Strategic Planning Manager for Deloitte Consulting through Thompson Technologies in 2011. In 2012, she took the role as the Senior Strategic Manager for SRA International and was a Capital Business Analyst consultant for Carter Consulting Inc. in 2013.

An award-winning strategic planning planner and financial analyst at the federal government level, Ms. Bradford was honored with the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award from the Biden Administration in 2023 for contributing over 4000 hours of volunteer service toward the advancement of women entrepreneurs. She also received the Next Gen Entrepreneur of the Year Award, and a Certificate of Appreciation for advancing awareness around mental health from the National Alliance on Mental Illness in the same year. Also an accomplished author, she co-authored two volumes of "31 Ways of Influence," which are based on the reference to Proverbs 31 and focus on her financial stewardship from an entrepreneurial perspective. In addition, she co-authored "Expert Profiles" which features conversations with influencers and innovators, highlighting their challenges and how they overcame them in the marketplace. LaWanna has ventured into television production, launching three groundbreaking shows. Power of the Pen, Choose to Challenge, and Business & Financial Raw Talk that enable LaWanna to amplify women's voices, challenge restrictive societal norms, and inspire viewers to transform into their best selves.

Prior to embarking on her professional journey as a statistician for the Department of Defense, Ms. Bradford earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Arizona. She earned a Master of Public Administration in Administrative Organization and Management from Golden Gate University. Following these achievements, she attained a certificate in Quality Management from Southern Polytechnic State University as well as a certificate in Strategic Foresight from the University of Houston, and is a certified Diversity & Inclusion Trainer. She is also a valued member of the Strategic Planning Community Association and the National Association of Women Business Owners.

Looking to the future, Ms. Bradford intends to create a consortium of individuals working together to help women around the world improve their financial sustainability to have generational security. Her goal is to make a difference for humanity by providing financial and strategic solutions that create real-world differences.

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