September 6–8, 2017

Ted Brady, Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development 

Deputy Secretary
Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development

Governor Phil Scott appointed Ted Brady to be the Deputy Secretary of Vermont’s Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD) in January 2017.  ACCD works to grow Vermont’s economy, helps businesses create jobs, encourages the creation of affordable workforce housing, and supports vibrant and resilient communities.

From 2013 to 2017, Brady served in the Obama Administration as the Vermont and New Hampshire State Director of USDA Rural Development.  In that role, he led the investment of more than $1 billion in federal grants, loans, and loan guarantees in rural housing, economic development, and community infrastructure focused on growing rural communities. Prior to that, Brady served as U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy’s senior economic development, international trade, community development, housing, and transportation field representative.

Brady has a degree in Journalism and Political Science from St. Michael’s College in Colchester, Vermont.  While earning his degree, he worked with the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service and volunteered with St. Michael’s Fire and Rescue.  Today, Brady lives with his wife and two sons in Williston.  He spends his free time skiing, fishing, and hunting musing about making Vermont a better place to live, work, and play.


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