Bradford Denny Named Executive Director of CTEF

Pendleton, SC, November 2, 2021-The Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF) has named Bradford Denny CTI #1190 executive director.

Most recently, Denny was vice president of Nichols Tile and Terrazzo in Nashville, Tennessee, a family-owned tile contractor business. He has a proven track record of success as a contractor and leader in the National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA), having served as a board member of NTCA. He became a Certified Tile Installer in January 2016.

In 2021, Denny received the NTCA Tile Person of the Year Award for his volunteerism. He is passionate about the tile industry and the importance of proper tile installation methods and standards and serves as a respected mentor in the installation community.

Denny takes on the role that Bart Bettiga, executive director of NTCA and member of the CTEF board of directors, has played on an interim basis, so CTEF could not only focus on launching certification programs such as the Certified Tile Installer (CTI) and Advanced Certifications for Tile Installers (ACT) but do so in the leanest manner possible with only two full-time staffers: one focused on certification and education, and the other on administration. 

As CTEF executive director, Denny will manage CTEF from his home office in Nashville, Tennessee. He will be in regular contact with CTEF volunteers, board members, and CTEF staff. Scott Carothers, CTEF director of certification and training, will mentor him as he grows the program and trains evaluators. Carothers will continue to lead educational and training classes and programs offered by the foundation.