Perry Bradley to Lead GE Media Relations

GE Aviation has appointed Perry Bradley director of media relations.

Bradley will lead all media relations activity, including crisis communications and developing and maintaining relationships with key traditional and non-traditional media outlets. He replaces Rick Kennedy, who is retiring September 1 following a storied 30-year career with GE Aviation.

Bradley joined GE Aviation in 2012 as the client communications manager for their Services business. He also supported the Business and General Aviation – Integrated Systems business, and most recently was lead communicator for the GE Aviation Global Supply Chain.

Prior to joining GE, he spent more than 20 years in the aviation media industry covering aviation safety, regional airlines, and the helicopter and business aircraft industries. He served as editor and chief of Aviation Week’s Business & Commercial Aviation magazine and publisher of Aviation International News. Bradley has a B.A.in Journalism from Indiana University and is a pilot with instrument, multi-engine, helicopter and glider ratings.

Bradley replaces Rick Kennedy, who has lead the media team since 1994. Over the course of his tenure, Kennedy played an invaluable role in promoting and protecting GE Aviation while building deep relationships with journalists, airframe partners and regulatory agencies. Kennedy’s numerous accolades include a the Aerospace Industries Association prestigious Lyman Award for career achievement in public relations. After working for ten years with three daily newspapers, including the Cincinnati Post, Rick joined GE Aviation’s media relations department in 1988.