Home Builders Institute (HBI) Washington, District of Columbia
Ed Brady Bio HBI President and CEO Ed Brady is President and CEO of Home Builders Institute (HBI), a national nonprofit that trains underserved populations, including veterans, transitioning military, high school students and justice-involved youth and adults for careers in the building industry. He currently oversees the operations, products and services for HBI. A second-generation home builder from Bloomington, Illinois, Brady learned carpentry from a union master carpenter in college and started building houses in 1988. During Brady’s 30+ years in the industry, he has advocated for and defended the building industry through leadership positions at the local, state and national levels. He has served 12 years as independent director of the Chicago Federal Home Loan Bank, working with leading experts to advance the nation’s housing policy. Brady has also served as a senior officer with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and as the 2016 chairman of its board of directors. After the housing crisis, Brady spent three years on the Bipartisan Policy Center Housing Commission. He has also served on boards for Illinois Habitat for Humanity, as well on other economic development and housing-related boards. Brady holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Business from Illinois Wesleyan University. He was a licensed realtor in the mid-80s and currently hold his Tennessee contractor’s license.
Where you can find Ed Brady during IBS: Teaching Future Skilled Labor Through Tech: Learning Management Systems 101