Bradley McKinney

Bradley McKinney

Chief of Staff
Office of the Undersecretary

Bradley McKinney serves as Chief of Staff of the International Trade Administration (ITA).  In this capacity, he is the principal advisor to the Under Secretary for International Trade, providing counsel on management, strategic policy initiatives, and support in administering overall operations of the bureau.


He joined the Administration in September 2018 as Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Global Markets and Director General of the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service.  In that role, he focused on communicating the benefits of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) to U.S. companies; strategic Economic Dialogues with India, France, Argentina and Japan, among others; and working with companies and the Global Markets team to address trade barriers and market access issues for U.S. companies exporting to foreign markets.


Prior to joining ITA, Bradley was a food and agriculture policy consultant at Faegre Baker Daniels Consulting and Michael Torrey Associates.  Earlier in is his career, he spent time with the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture, and as a senior aide to then-U.S. Senator Richard G. Lugar of Indiana.


Bradley is a native of Fishers, Indiana.  He has a B.S. and M.S. in Agricultural Economics from Purdue University, and an M.B.A. from the Kelly School of Business at Indiana University.  He and his wife, Kristie, have two sons, Fisher and Christian.