The Lyndon Institute Class of 2017 and Headmaster Daren Houck are pleased to announce Mr. Ted Brady as Lyndon Institute's 2017 Commencement Speaker.
Ted Brady was recently appointed deputy secretary of the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD) by Governor Phil Scott. The mission of the ACCD is to help Vermonters improve their quality of life by engaging in efforts that help to grow our economy, assist businesses in their efforts to create jobs, and that support Vermonters all across the state in their efforts to build and maintain vibrant and resilient communities.
In 2013, prior to his service with the ACCD, President Obama appointed Brady to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) as the rural development state director for Vermont and New Hampshire. The USDA allocates resources to help improve the quality of life in rural America. Their programs offer loans, grants and loan guarantees to support economic development and essential services and further promote economic and community programs. In FY15, Rural Development invested more than $385 million in Vermont and New Hampshire – with an emphasis on combating poverty, investing in food systems, and bolstering the economy. The agency manages a portfolio of more than $210 billion in assets nationwide.
Prior to his time with the USDA, Brady served as U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy’s senior economic development, community development, housing, and transportation field representative. In this capacity, Brady advised Senator Leahy on legislative and appropriations priorities and met with Vermonters to address community and economic development concerns. In this position, Brady led the production of numerous high-profile events, collaborated to invest millions of federal dollars into Vermont’s economy and transportation infrastructure, and cultivated relationships with Vermont businesses, municipalities, and nonprofit organizations.
“Lyndon Institute is honored to have a commencement speaker with the experience and background of Ted Brady,” stated LI headmaster Daren Houck. “Mr. Brady lives our Purpose, Promise and Principles through his life of service and integrity. I am honored to have him walk with our graduating seniors and look forward to the words he will share with them.”
Lyndon Institute will hold Commencement on Sunday, June 4th at 11 a.m. at the Robert K. Lewis Field. The complete list of Commencement activities is available at www.lyndoninstitute.org