Vice President of External Affairs
As Vice President of External Affairs for YFU, Cadigan oversees the organization’s national marketing/communications, development, and alumni engagement efforts. Prior to joining YFU he served as Director of Corporate Sponsorship for the Global Exploration Fund at the National Geographic Society. As an experienced fundraiser and marketing executive with more than 30 years of expertise, Cadigan has partnered with many of the nation’s leading nonprofit organizations. Over the course of his career Cadigan has rebranded and re-positioned companies for growth, worked with clients internationally, built direct response agencies from start-ups to industry leaders, and has received the highest recognition from the industry and colleagues for his leadership and innovation. He is a thought-leader, an innovator and known for designing and delivering integrated marketing solutions. Cadigan is the past chair of the DMA’s Committee for Ethical Business Practices, co-chair of the DMA Nonprofit Federation and served as the President of the Direct Marketing Association of Washington, DC, receiving their highest award, as Professional of the Year. He resides in Arlington, VA with his wife, Kristin McCurry.