Meet Brady
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  • Where are you from?


  • What is your educational background?

    I received a B.A. in economics from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and a M.S. in HR Management from Loyola University.

  • When did you start at the Bank?


  • What do you do at the Bank?

    My job is to design and administer compensation programs within the Seventh Federal Reserve District. I help to ensure that the Bank maintains sound pay practices across its many diverse business units and that those practices are aligned with our people strategy. My day-to-day work consists of offering compensation consultation to internal clients, project work, job reviews, market and pay analysis, and internal communications. Some of the efforts I have enjoyed being a part of include the design of the Bank’s base pay frameworks for staff members and officers, and the development of strategies to ensure pay equality within the Bank.

  • Why do you like working here?

    I am a person who loves to solve puzzles and seeks out new and interesting challenges. For me, within a profession that revolves around aligning best practices with culture and business strategy- a unique organization presents a unique challenge. Having worked in a wide array of organizations, including large multinationals, boutique consulting firms, and non-for-profits,

  • I can say with confidence that there is no place quite like the multi-faceted, quasi-governmental Federal Reserve.
  • What makes for a successful Chicago Fed employee?

    Successful people who work for the Chicago Fed love to collaborate, have good self-awareness, and appreciate the bigger picture rather than seeing their job as a means to an end. I believe that a person who is a good fit places value in relationships and a collegial workplace, and appreciates the role and history of the Federal Reserve.

  • What do you do in your free time?

    Currently I like to spend my free time on home improvement and doting incessantly on my two lovely baby daughters. When I decide to have hobbies again, I will travel and immerse myself in the arts.

  • What is your favorite quote or saying?

    "If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking." — George S. Patton
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