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Jim Bradley is a life-long resident of Madison, Wisconsin. Mr. Bradley received a BBA from the University of Wisconsin where he studied real estate and finance. Upon graduation, Jim joined Home Savings Bank and was named president in 1985. Home Savings Bank is a $140 million community bank serving Dane County Wisconsin.
Home Savings Bank has a long-term commitment to being a positive influence in the community it serves. In 1977 the bank opened the first active solar bank office in Wisconsin. Located in Stoughton, Wisconsin, the building’s solar system is still in operation. In 1997 the bank led a collaborative effort between local Realtors and the Madison public schools, titled At Home in Madison, to share information about the quality of Madison’s schools with potential home buyers. In May 2006 the bank opened its Green Built Branch, the first LEED Silver bank office in Wisconsin. The 5,000 square foot building is located at 3762 East Washington Avenue, Madison. Building qualities include day lighting, recycled materials, and a rain garden.
In his community activities, Mr. Bradley has primarily been involved in the areas of affordable housing, strengthening downtown Madison and the local economy, and environmental sustainability. He has served in leadership roles for many community organizations and currently serves on the board of the Greater Madison Convention and Visitors Bureau, Sustain Dane, and the Center for Resilient Cities.