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Brad Nauman

Job Title

  • Adjunct Instructor
    Organizational Leadership (B.A.), College of Adult and Professional Studies

Started at Bethel



  • Bethel University - B.A., 1982
  • Bethel University - M.A., 2010

Areas of expertise

Brad has 30+ years of experience as a leader in both the public and private sector. He is the current Mayor of Buffalo, Minn. and also sits on the board of the Buffalo Allina Hospital Foundation.  His day job is as the Advisory Business Consultant for Servicenow, advising large corporate clients on Enterprise Service Management initiatives. He is frequently asked to speak on topics ranging from leadership to local government issues.


Brad Nauman is a native of Austin, MN. He attended Bethel University in St. Paul, MN, where he earned a degree in Business Administration and a Masters Degree in Organizational Leadership.

Brad also currently works for Servicenow where he consults with large customers on their Enterprise Service Management systems, and Bethel University where he serves as a lead adjunct instructor in their Organizational Leadership program. He’s the father of three children: Stacey, a graduate of Buffalo High School, Bethel University and DePaul University and currently an Athletic Trainer and Assistant Sports Medicine Professor at Whitworth University in Spokane, WA; Krista, a graduate of Buffalo High School and Bethel University and currently pursuing a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies Degree from Bethel; and Derek, a student at Buffalo High School.

Courses Taught

ORGL330 - Theories of Organization and Leadership


"It's not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or when the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions and spends himself in a worth cause; who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement; and who at the worst if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat.'" - Teddy Roosevelt