Scott Brady brings more than 25 years of accounting, finance, governance and compliance experience to his new role as chief finance officer and treasurer at College of DuPage.
"I'm always looking into the future to make sure we have the resources needed to run the College on a daily basis," he said. "My job is to prepare the college for upturns and downturns and anything in the middle."
Brady is a certified public accountant and insolvency and restructuring adviser who earned his bachelor degree in accounting from Loyola University and an MBA in finance and marketing from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He also completed the Executives in State and Local Government Fellowship Program at Harvard University.
Past positions include corporate controller and chief financial officer for California Water Holdings Ltd., manager of restructuring and reorganization services at Ernst & Young LLP, and chief financial officer for the Chicago Housing Authority, for which he oversaw an annual budget of $1 billion from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
COD President Dr. Brian Caputo said Brady's varied background in higher education, governmental agencies and multiple organizations provides the skills needed to keep the college financially healthy.
"Scott's experience in both the public and private sectors, including at a top-four accounting firm, has given him a strong understanding of fiduciary responsibility," he said. "College of DuPage is greatly benefitting from the knowledge he has gained during his exemplary career."
When Brady first came to COD, he was preparing to become an adjunct instructor in the Accounting program. Then he discovered the college was looking for a controller and felt he had the right background for the position. Before he had the chance to teach, a goal he still wants to fulfill, Brady was hired as the interim controller, became the permanent controller and then moved into his current role.