Before being appointed President and CEO of Home Builders Institute (HBI) in 2018, Brady led a large regional home-building company in Illinois. Brady was the National Association of Home Builders 2016 Chairman. Following the 2008 financial crisis, he served on the Bipartisan Policy Center Housing Commission, working with other leading experts to advance the nation’s housing policy. He serves as a director of the Chicago Federal Home Loan Bank, as well as on the board of Enterprise Community Partners. He has also served on boards for Illinois Habitat for Humanity, as well as on other economic development and housing-related boards. Brady holds a bachelor’s degree in political business from Illinois Wesleyan University. In 2023, Brady was inducted into the National Housing Hall of Fame.