President’s Blog

Photo of the ROC Association Directors: Kim Capen, Lorie Cahill and Natividad Seefeld

See what we mean?

The ROC USA Strategic Plan is an ambitious statement both of what we want to accomplish and how we intend to accomplish it. Most people who read it probably are surprised by our first Strategic Focus: “ROC leaders … More »

A Year to Remember

Lisa Mensah, President of the Opportunity Finance Network, told me just before Christmas, “I should talk to you more often, I always come away feeling more optimistic.” What I was telling her was not out of the ordinary … More »

Cooperative Ownership is a Vital Alternative for MHCs

We’re just days from publishing our Strategic Plan for July 2018 to June 2021. With more than 220 communities and now nine nonprofit affiliates in ROC USA® Network – you know them as TA Providers – as well … More »

High Expectations Exceeded!

The inaugural ROC Leadership Institute at Southern New Hampshire University last weekend followed our nine-year participation in the excellent Community Leadership Institutes (CLI) with NeighborWorks® America. The impact of those events came to be called “the magic of … More »

Howard Brodsky of CCA Global Partners speaking at the 2018 ROC Leadership Institute

Keynote address by Howard Brodsky a huge hit!

HOOKSETT, N.H. — It’s not every day the co-CEO and Chairman of a $12 billion company speaks at a ROC USA event.  Better still, a CEO who runs a company made up exclusively of co-ops.  And, while he’s … More »

Photo of Paul Bradley and the rest of the Cooperative Hall of Fame inductees

Hall Of Fame induction, a collective honor

I am honored to serve.   It has been a bit of a whirlwind since my induction to the Cooperative Hall of Fame on May 2nd but I’ve wanted to share my speech from that evening. First, I need … More »

ROC USA President Paul Bradley speaking with someone at the MHI National Congress and Expo

More reflections on Vegas and MH Tradeshow

This year’s tradeshow was the most heavily attended since the 2006 event, according to Manufactured Housing Institute President Dick Jennison – more than 1,300 attendees. Profits are strong and moods are good.    For the 10th year, ROC USA had a booth at the National Congress & Expo. We … More »

Paul Bradley watching residents place a dice game.

A Real Sense of Community at Colonial Estates

A few weeks ago, I traveled south to Colonial Estates in Taunton, Mass. to get some footage for a video that the National Co-op Bank is producing as a gift for our 10th anniversary. The plan is to … More »