Denise Bradley Tyson
Prior to running MoAD, Bradley-Tyson was based in London, where she oversaw audience development and synergistic program activities at the South Bank Centre, Europe’s largest multi-disciplinary arts venue, for the exhibition of “Africa Remix,” the most expansive exhibition of contemporary African art ever presented in Europe. While there, she also served on a steering committee of Arts Council England under Prime Minister Tony Blair. She also served as a Board Member of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Additional top milestones in Bradley-Tyson’s career include: developing and presenting the first African-themed merchandising program on television home shopping (QVC); developing the merchandise licensing program branding strategy for basketball superstar Michael Jordan’s only theatrical movie, SPACE JAM, with the Looney Tunes for Warner Bros.; and being part of the Paramount team, which produced the first real challenger to the Johnny Carson late show, “The Arsenio Hall Show.” She has received numerous awards, including a “Profile of Excellence” award by ABC-7; featured as a role model in Morrie Turner’s syndicated cartoon, “Wee Pals”; and has been named by the San Francisco Business Times for several years as one of the Bay Area’s Most Influential Women, including for 2015.
Bradley-Tyson is a graduate of Stanford University with a B.A. degree in Economics and Communications and Harvard Business School, where she earned her MBA.