Builder, Alumnus Brady Elected to National Post

Ed Brady '85
Ed Brady

Jan. 31, 2013

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Bloomington-based builder Ed Brady, a 1985 graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University, has been elected as a vice chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

Brady is president of Brady Homes, a company founded in 1964 by his father, William Brady Sr. One of the largest home building firms in central Illinois, Brady Homes has developed 20 residential communities throughout the state, building more than 1,800 single-family homes, 2,000 apartment units and more than 100,000 square feet of light commercial property.

Brady has served on the NAHB Board of Directors for more than 10 years and has been a member of the NAHB Executive Board since 2005. He has also held seats on several committees and task forces, including the NAHB Federal Government Affairs Committee and Budget and Finance Committee, where he served for seven years. In 2008 he was chairman of BUILD-PAC, the political action committee of NAHB, and has been a BUILD-PAC trustee since 2003.

Brady was elected president of the Illinois Home Builders Association in 2001 and is a past president of the Home Builders Association of Bloomington-Normal. He was named Builder of the Year by his local association in 1996 and 2002.

Actively involved in his community, Brady served as a past director of a number of organizations, including the YMCA of Bloomington-Normal, Habitat for Humanity of Illinois, and Big Brothers/Big Sisters of McLean County. He serves on the board of directors of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago and the Jack Kemp Foundation. Brady is also a member of the Illinois Wesleyan Associates, a group of area businesses and professional leaders interested in the advancement of higher education.

NAHB's newly elected senior officers serve on a multi-year leadership ladder. Brady will become chairman of NAHB's Board of Directors in 2016.  

Contact: Kim Hill, (309) 556-3960