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Alpha M. Brady

Executive Director

Alpha Brady, Executive Director, 2023 – Present

Alpha Brady, Executive Director, 2023 – Present


Alpha M. Brady is the Executive Director of the American Bar Association. She is the executive staff leader of over 1,000 staff in Chicago, IL; Washington, DC; Harlingen, TX; Houston, TX; and San Diego, CA and is responsible for a budget of approximately $220M, including significant grant funding and 501(c)(3) contributions. Ms. Brady works collaboratively with the Officers of Association to ensure implementation of the mission, goals and objectives of the ABA.

Prior to assuming the position of Executive Director, Ms. Brady served as the Deputy Executive Director of the American Bar Association. She had executive management responsibilities for the Division of Policy and Planning Administration, the Division for Legal Services, the Center for Professional Responsibility, the Division for Bar Services, the Division for Public Education, the Office of Diversity & Inclusion, the Office of the President and the Center for Innovation. These entities provide management, national leadership, legal policy development, and strategic planning for ABA entities and affiliates.

Before serving as the Deputy Executive Director, Ms. Brady was Senior Associate Executive Director and Chief Governance Officer. She has been with the Association since 1988, beginning her tenure with the Commission on Racial/Ethnic Diversity, where she served as Associate Director.

Ms. Brady received her J.D. from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law and her B.S. Degree in Business Administration and History from Elmhurst College. She is licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois.

Alpha Brady is a member of the American Bar Association, the National Association of Women Lawyers, the Association Forum, and the American Society of Association Executives. She serves on the Law Board of Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law. She also serves as President of the Center for Re-Creation and Family Training, Inc.