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As Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel, Brad oversees the organization’s legal and financial affairs and administrative functions, counsels its board of directors on governance issues and risk management strategies, and serves as the agency’s corporate compliance officer.

An accomplished attorney and Certified Public Accountant, Brad brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the OPO industry in the areas of corporate governance, finance, complex commercial transactions, non-profit tax planning, financial management, regulatory compliance, intellectual property, risk management, labor and employment and litigation management.

Prior to joining STA in October, 2015, Brad served as General Counsel of two different privately-held enterprises – first in the field of medical education and communications and thereafter in consumer goods manufacturing – where he advised and counseled senior executive officers on overall business strategy and risk management. Before starting his in-house career, Brad practiced law as a tax attorney in the Dallas offices of both Haynes and Boone, LLP, and Hughes & Luce, LLP. Before entering law school, Brad worked as an auditor with the international accounting firm Price Waterhouse LLP.

Brad received his law degree from the Baylor University School of Law in 1997, where he served as lead articles editor of the Baylor Law Review, and he was graduated Cum Laude from Southern Methodist University in 1993 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting.

Brad is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Dallas Bar Association, The General Counsel Forum, the Association of Corporate Counsel, the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations, and the Dallas Regional Chamber. He is also a life fellow of both the Texas Bar Foundation and the Dallas Bar Foundation.

In 2006, Brad was elected by his peers as a Texas Rising Star (in association with Texas Monthly Magazine), and in 2011, he received the Association of Corporate Counsel’s Award for Outstanding Community Service (in conjunction with D CEO Magazine).

Brad was a member of the Dallas Regional Chamber’s Leadership Dallas Class of 2015 and has served over the years in a variety of roles with a number of Dallas-area non-profit organizations, including the Housing Crisis Center, Inc., Southern Methodist University, Vogel Alcove, the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center, the Dallas Bar Association and the Dallas Independent School District.