Cullen Brady Announced as Executive Director

Cullen Brady to take the helm with passion, leadership, and experience at the Island’s leading conservation organization.

The Bainbridge Island Land Trust has named Cullen Brady its next Executive Director. Brady, who is currently the Director of Development and Communications with the Land Trust, will begin his new role on January 1, 2022.

Brady served for two years on the Board of Directors of the Land Trust, including on the organization’s Executive Committee, before joining the staff. During his time as a Board member and as Director of Development and Communications, Brady helped develop and lead the unprecedented Stand for the Land campaign – which has raised nearly $8 million for Island conservation and protected over 100 acres of critical habitats. He also led the development and adoption of the organization’s current five-year strategic plan. Prior to his involvement with the Land Trust, Brady served in development and government relations roles with The Wilderness Society, Sustainable Northwest, and The Nature Conservancy.

“Cullen’s conservation experience, innovative thinking, and reputation as an inspiring and engaging leader make him ideally suited to shape the next chapter of the Land Trust’s 32-year history.”

Ed Gilbert, Board President

As Executive Director, Brady will help advance the organization’s new strategic goals while fostering collaboration with Island and regional organizations.

Cullen’s commitment to conservation and this community is unwavering – and under his leadership, the Land Trust’s focus on the land and waters that nourish us, the wildlife we share our habitat with, and the impacts that ripple out into Puget Sound will only grow stronger.
- Jane Stone, Retiring Executive Director
I am confident that through our search that Cullen is the right person to lead the organization at a critical time for our community. I look forward to working closely with Cullen and his team to enrich and expand the conservation achievements of the Land Trust.
- Sally Hewett, Incoming Board President

Brady, a dedicated conservationist, brings more than 20 years of leadership, fundraising, strategy development, and community partnership experience to this new role. With proven management skills, a collaborative leadership style, and a passion for the Land Trust’s work, Brady will propel the Island’s leading conservation organization to expand on its ambitious mission – to conserve and steward the diverse natural environments of Bainbridge Island for the benefit of all.

“I’m honored to be asked to serve in this new role. The Bainbridge Island Land Trust works at the intersection of science and community to implement conservation and stewardship programs so that nature and our community can thrive. I’m excited to lead this vital community institution with our dedicated staff, board, volunteers, and community partners to new heights.”

Cullen Brady, Incoming Executive Director

Raised in the Midwest, Cullen has lived on the Island for ten years. He holds a bachelor’s degree with dual majors in International Affairs and German Studies from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, OR, and a master’s degree in Marine Affairs from the University of Washington’s School of Marine and Environmental Studies in Seattle, WA. He lives on Bainbridge Island with his husband, Michael Scott.