[photo, James T. Brady, Maryland Secretary of Business and Economic Development] JAMES T. BRADY
Secretary of Business & Economic Development, 1995-98

Secretary of Business and Economic Development, May 1, 1995 to April 28, 1998. Resigned April 28, 1998. Member, State Commission on Neighborhoods, 1995-96; Governor's Executive Council, 1995-98; Cabinet Council for Career and Technology Education, 1995-98; Cabinet Council on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, 1995-98; Maryland Economic Development Commission, 1995-98; Maryland Industrial Development Financing Authority, 1995-98; Maryland Small Business Development Financing Authority, 1995-98; State Information Technology Board, 1995-98; Maryland Aviation Commission, 1995-98; Maryland Advisory Commission on Manufacturing Competitiveness, 1995-98; State Use Industries Advisory Committee, 1995-98; Governor's Council on Adolescent Pregnancy, 1995-98; Maryland Museum of African-American History and Culture Commission, 1995-98.

Chair, Board of Visitors, University of Maryland Baltimore County, 1994.

Co-Chair, Governor-elect's Transition Team, 1994-95.

Co-Chair, Governor-elect's Transition Team, 2002-03. Member, Nominating Committee for Board of Directors of CareFirst, Inc., 2003.

Board of Directors, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, 2006-12. Member, War Memorial Commission, 2009-13.

Co-Chair, Governor-elect's Transition Team, 2014-15. Member, Appellate Courts Judicial Nominating Commission, 2015-; Maryland Economic Development Commission, 2015-; Regulatory Reform Commission, 2015-. Chair, Board of Regents, University System of Maryland, 2016- (member, 2015-; chair, education policy & student life committee, 2015-).

Born in New York City, July 11, 1940. Iona College, B.B.A. (business administration), 1962. Employed by Arthur Andersen & Co., 1962-78; admitted to partnership, 1975. Managing Partner, Long Island Office, Arthur Andersen & Co., 1978-85. Managing Partner, Baltimore Office, Arthur Andersen LLP, 1985-95. Independent business consultant, 1998-2000. Managing Director, Mid-Atlantic of Ballantrae International Ltd., 1999-. Board of Directors, Downtown Partnership of Baltimore, 1995-98; Constellation Enterprises, Inc., 1998-99; B&O Railroad Museum, 1998-2006 (chair); McCormick & Co., Inc., 1998-; Constellation Energy Group, 1999-2012; NexCen Brands, Inc., 2002-; T. Rowe Price Group, Inc., 2003-14; Swales Aerospace, 2004-; Dunbar Armored, Inc. Board of Trustees, Mount St. Mary's University, 2001-09; Stevenson University, 2010-. Chair, Board of Directors, United Way of Central Maryland; The Leadership; Executive Board, Leadership Maryland, 1997-. Board of Directors, Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre Foundation of Maryland; Center Stage; College of Notre Dame of Maryland (treasurer; chair, finance committee); World Trade Center Institute (chair, finance committee). Board of Trustees, Baltimore Council on Foreign Affairs. Honorary degrees: Doctor of Laws, Iona College; Doctor of Humane Letters, Villa Julie College (now Stevenson University). Governor's Leadership Award, World Trade Center Institute, 2005. Outstanding Director Award, Baltimore Business Journal, 2013. Married; two children, two grandchildren.


During his service as Maryland's Secretary of Business and Economic Development, Mr. Brady streamlined the Department of Business and Economic Development. He oversaw the transfer of its labor-related functions to the Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation, thereby enabling his Department to focus on economic development.

Mr. Brady also worked closely with the Governor's Economic Development Commission to create Maryland's first statewide strategic plan for economic development. The plan is called "Strategic Directions for Increasing Maryland's Competitiveness." Since the plan's introduction, Mr. Brady has traveled the state extensively promoting its twin goals - to make Maryland business friendly and to create, retain, and attract jobs.

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