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Bradford Billet

Bradford Billet

Managing Director

Bradford Billet offers over twenty years of experience in crisis management and international affairs as part of New York City’s government, ranging from to the Office of International Affairs, New York City Fire Department, and liaison for the United Nations and U.S. Department of State. He is Managing Director of Mercury’s New York office.

Deputy Commissioner for New York City Office of International Affairs

New York City’s primary liaison for the UN and U.S. Department of State

Deputy Agency Head of New York City Office of Emergency Management

Assistant Commissioner of NYC Fire Department

Deputy Agency Head of NYC Emergency Medical Service

Chief architect and implementer of NYC EMS-FDNY Merger and FDNY First Responder Program

CFO and Co-Founder of Minpetro Ltd., an international public oil and gas exploration company

Received the honor of Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth ll

Graduate of the Executive Leadership Program at the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security

B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis

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Bradford Billet is a Managing Director in Mercury’s New York City Office. Bradford’s 22 years in New York City Government have imbued him with a unique blend of crisis management and international affairs expertise.

Prior to joining Mercury, Bradford spent twenty two years in New York City government. He has served as Deputy or Acting Commissioner for the New York City Office of International Affairs. In that role, he managed the city’s relationship with 193 Permanent Missions to the United Nations, 115 Consulates General, and 78 Trade Commissioners. Mr. Billet was also the City’s primary liaison for the United Nations and U.S. Department of State. During his tenure, he created and implemented the highly successful Alternative Dispute Resolution program between foreign diplomats and businesses and residents, and was the City’s interagency coordinator for the UN’s two billion dollar Capital Master Plan. He instituted, negotiated, and directed the landmark US Department of State/NYC Diplomatic Parking Program. He also co-chaired the NYC interagency security working group. Bradford has also led or served on numerous governmental task forces relating to management, public safety, and public health.

Bradford has also served as the Deputy Agency Head of the New York City Office of Emergency Management, the Assistant Commissioner of the New York City Fire Department, and the Deputy Agency Head of the NYC Emergency Medical Service. In these roles, he was a chief architect and implementer of the New York City EMS-FDNY Merger, oversaw the creation of the New York City FDNY First Responder Program, and designed City-wide emergency response matrix for the newly formed Office of Emergency Management.

Mr. Billet was also president of a consulting firm, where he provided customized strategy and consulting solutions for both private & public entities. He served as advisor and management consultant to clients that spanned from established companies and chief executives to government officials to entrepreneurs.

Before his career in the public sector, Bradford founded Minpetro Ltd., an international public oil and gas exploration company. He was also the company’s CFO.

Bradford is a Certified Emergency Manager, a NYS Continuing Legal Educator, and a mediator. He is also a licensed as New York State private investigator and real estate broker. He has received numerous honors and commendations throughout his career and he continues to lecture and consult on public safety and management issues.

Bradford has received numerous awards throughout his career and was bestowed the honor of Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth ll. He holds a B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis, and is a Graduate of the Executive Leadership Program at the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security. Bradford resides in New York with his daughter.