Brad joined the Stafford Economic Development Team in 2007 to lead the Board of Supervisors’ newly established redevelopment initiative in Boswell’s Corner, the Courthouse area, Falmouth Village and the Southern Gateway. Brad’s background includes both private and public sector experience in the fields of economic development, transportation systems, regional planning and historic preservation. Brad earned a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Virginia in 1993 and a Bachelor of Science in Urban Planning from Michigan State University in 1978.
Business Development Administrator
Rick Cobert, CEcD, is the Business Development Administrator. Rick joined us in November, 2012 following eleven years in Business Development with the Baltimore County Department of Economic Development. Prior to that, Rick was a partner at H.E. Marshall, LTD, where he expanded a fine-dining restaurant, catering and retail market business. Additional experience includes business development with BNA and Kidder, Peabody & Co.,Inc. Rick holds a CEcD designation from the International Economic Development Council, a certification that recognizes mastery in the field. He earned a B.A. in Economics/Business at Randolph-Macon College.
Research and Resource Analyst
Kelly joined the Economic Development and Tourism team in 2011 to assist with research and resource analysis. Her primary responsibilities include producing graphics, presentations and collateral designs; managing logistics and statistics as well as data tracking and analysis. After Kelly received her B.S. in Chemistry from West Virginia University Institute of Technology she worked in the fuel additives industry; where she focused on statistics, analytics, pilot plant design, manufacturing scale-up and experimental modeling. She has been a long time resident of the region and has been teaching dance for over 20 years.
Lisa joined the Stafford County Economic Development and Tourism team as Tourism Associate in early January 2016. She is responsible for marketing of Stafford’s many tourism assets-some in conjunction with Fredericksburg Regional Tourism. Lisa previously served as an administrative assistant for the Stafford County Sherriff’s Office where she ensured the smooth and efficient operation of crime prevention and field operations efforts and managed targeted community communications and events. She is currently pursuing a Business Management degree. Lisa and her family reside in Stafford County.
Courtney Braman joined the Economic Development and Tourism team as the Marketing Associate in 2016. Her primary responsibilities include marketing for Stafford County and leading the department’s social media efforts. In addition, she provides economic and tourism office support via writing and editing copy, including press with ribbon cuttings, and other marketing and tourism events. Courtney earned a Bachelor in Science degree in Psychology at the University of Mary Washington.
Marjorie (Missie) Radle
Business Development Associate
Missie joined the Stafford County Economic Development and Tourism Team in 2015 as the Business Development Associate. She coordinates the New Business Team which includes four major departments at the Stafford County Government Center. She enjoys briefing new business prospects on the process of starting their business in Stafford County. Missie manages the front office and collateral inventory along with event supply logistics. She assists not only in departmental events but also assists residents with weddings, family reunions, and more. Following her twenty year career in the healthcare industry, Missie served in human services before moving to this area to be near family and join Stafford County. She is currently pursuing a degree in Social Sciences.