GMAC Board Member Elected Director of U.S. Chamber Board

Jim Brady, COO of Grant Thornton, LLP, to serve on U.S. Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

Mar 21, 2017

GRADUATE MANAGEMENT NEWS

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced the appointment of Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) board member Jim Brady to its board of directors.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than three million businesses of all sizes, sectors and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.

Jim BradyBrady brings to the chamber board a 36-year track record of providing professional services to Fortune 1000 companies. As Grant Thornton’s COO, Brady is responsible for operations both nationally and for the firm’s East and Central regions. In addition, Brady serves as the executive leader of Grant Thornton’s Public Policy team, where he advocates for progressive public policy issues driven by client interests, such as tax fairness, especially as they affect business organized as “pass-throughs” and medium-sized businesses.

As a member of the GMAC Board of Directors and the former chair of GMAC’s Audit Committee, Brady helps guide the strategic direction of the organization, providing insight into the shifting complexities and changing dynamics of today’s global business landscape.

“GMAC is very fortunate to have board members of the caliber of Jim working with us in service to our community,” GMAC CEO Sangeet Chowfla said. “His business acumen, global outlook and his commitment to excellence in graduate management education has been invaluable in helping guide us.”

Prior to joining Grant Thornton in June 2015, Brady was Deloitte LLP’s national managing partner for U.S. Government Affairs & Public Policy and also served as CEO of the firm’s U.S.-India audit and advisory joint venture. In addition to serving on the GMAC and now U.S. Chamber of Commerce boards, Brady also serves on the board of trustees at the Chautauqua Institution, the Center for Strategic and International Studies Advisory Board, The Carter Center Board of Councilors, and the board of directors for World Business Chicago. He is also a member of the Wake Forest University School of Business Board of Visitors and the Committee for Economic Development in Washington, D.C.

More information about the GMAC Board of Directors is available here.