Doug Bradley became an IBF member around 1979 when he joined the Kokomo Bass Busters 1979 and was a member in the club to around 1982. He was also a member of the Northwoods Bass Club and the Syracuse Bass Masters. He is currently a Lifetime member of the Peru Bass Masters.
Doug served as a Zone 1 Director 1987 to 2000, He was the IBF Vice President from 2001 to 2204. He also served as the Youth Director 1997 to 2001 and was the Raffle Boat Chairman in 1993-1994.
He was elected as the IBF President in 2005 and served through 2009. Dough also served as an Assistant Conservation Director at the National Championships as an Assistant Conservation Director
Doug was Vice President when ESPN purchased BASS on April 4, 2001. At the 2005 Presidents Meeting ESPN/BASS advised the Federation presidents that they were dictating changes to the Federation National Championship program and no discussion or input from the presidents would be allowed. They also announced that membership dues would be increased by $5 a member and allowed no input from the presidents.
Doug appointed one person to outline and present benefits/advantages of staying with BASS and another person to outline and present benefits/advantages to align with the TBF. This gave the members a balanced position on each organization. The two individuals presented the advantages of each organization to the membership and the clubs voted on March 25, 2006 to align the Indiana Bass Federation with the TBF.