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Robert E. Norton II, Vice President, Donor Relations, The Bradley Foundation

In 2009, Robert Norton was named Vice President for Donor Relations at the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In this role he serves as the primary interface to create collaborative giving options with other foundations, entities and individuals whose mission is similar to that of The Foundation’s efforts.

Prior to joining The Bradley Foundation, Mr. Norton was the Assistant General Counsel for Chrysler LLC where he served as the Chief Class Action & Vehicle Regulatory Counsel for seven years.

From 2000 to 2002, Mr. Norton served as Associate General Counsel for Visteon Corporation, a major automotive parts supplier and spin-off from Ford Motor Company.

Mr. Norton also previously served as Assistant General Counsel of LucasVarity PLC. While there, Mr. Norton completed an international assignment while living abroad in England. His professional scope included a broad range of international matters related to high-tech innovations, patent disputes and international contract law.

Mr. Norton has taught and has been a guest lecturer for the University of Michigan MBA program and the University of Michigan and Michigan State University Law Schools. He has conducted training programs throughout the United States and world including: Germany, Japan, France, England, Canada and the United States. In addition, he has authored two academic web-based training programs and is published in the Georgetown Journal of International Law.

Mr. Norton received his Juris doctorate degree from University of Michigan. Currently he is a member of the Federalist Society, the Executive Committee for the Heritage Foundation and the Milwaukee Rotary Club.

The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation is a private foundation, providing grants in support of democratic capitalism; limited, competent government; a dynamic marketplace for economic, intellectual, and cultural activity; and a vigorous defense at home and abroad of American ideas and institutions.



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