Ed Brady

President and Chief Executive Officer, Home Builders Institute

Before being appointed president and chief executive officer of the Home Builders Institute in 2018, Ed led a multimillion-dollar home building and development company doing work in Illinois and Tennessee. He holds his Tennessee contractor’s license. A second-generation home builder growing up in the business, he first learned carpentry from a union master carpenter in college. 

Ed was the National Association of Home Builders 2016 chairman, after serving as president of his local and state organizations. 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. In 2009, he was elected and currently serves as a director of the Chicago Federal Home Loan Bank, as well as on the board of Enterprise Community Partners, a leading affordable housing organization. He has served on boards for Illinois Habitat for Humanity and other economic development and housing-related boards. Ed holds a bachelor’s degree in political business from Illinois Wesleyan University.

Board Position
  • Enterprise Community Partners
Office Location

Columbia Headquarters
70 Corporate Center
11000 Broken Land Parkway,
Columbia, MD 21044