Wadette Bradford

Head of Dealer Network Diversity & Investments

Professional Information

Southeast Michigan
Affinity Groups
  • Sustainability + Environmental
  • HealthcareNEXT Affinity Group
  • Women of Wellness Affinity Group
  • Women Across Michigan
  • A2Affinity
  • Active Inforum
  • Craft Brews
  • Downtown Detroit Luncheon
  • Macomb
  • Birmingham Morning Group
  • Rochester Morning Group
  • Troy Morning Group
  • Connections & Cocktails
  • Women on the Move (SE)
  • Southfield
  • Arts & Culture (SE)
  • AutomotiveNEXT - East
  • AutomotiveNEXT - West
  • Lady Bosses
  • Young Professional Group
  • Mosaic (Women of Color)
  • A/E/C
  • Arts & Culture (WM)
  • Words & Wine (formerly: Book Therapy)
  • Coffee and Connections
  • Dinner (WM)
  • Lead In
  • Lakeshore
  • Lend a Hand of West Michigan
  • Lunch (WM)
  • Wine Lovers of West Michigan
  • Women on the Move (WM)
  • Young Professionals
  • Women Across Michigan
  • Being Your Own Business
  • ManufacturingNEXT
  • Lakeshore Dinner

Executive Profile

Memberships, Board Positions, etc.
City of Birmingham, MI Housing & Appeals Board Member Grosse Pointe Yacht Club Membership & Communications Committee Member Junior League of Birmingham Jim Dandy Ski Club Board Member At Large
Something you should know
I am very passionate about lifting others as I climb.
Her Personal Side
I grew up in Tuskegee, Alabama, the daughter of Wade Bradford, a World War II veteran admitted into the first class of veterinary medicine at Tuskegee Institute and Donna Bradford, a neurodiagnostic technologist and Persian Gulf Veteran.
Most people don't know
Most people don't know that I was an adjunct professor of American government.
Words of Wisdom
My management career began with my mentor, Ellenae Fairhurst, the owner of the first-ever African American woman-owned Lexus dealership in the country. She shared the following words of advice with me, “Don’t aspire to be me, be better. Always reach for more than you can see.” Her encouragement left a lasting impression on me and helped me to pursue my entrepreneurial endeavors. I choose to honor her by sharing those same words of wisdom, to help others dream bigger and find success within their passions.