Title: Deputy City Manager
Areas of focus: As Deputy City Manager, Brad is responsible for providing oversight and strategy development for the integrated management of The Corporation’s assets, including direct management and oversight for the Facility Manament, Fleet Services, Corporate Analytics & Innovation and Real Estate & Development Services business units. Additionally, he has oversight of the Supply and Intergovernmental & Corporate Strategy divisions, as well as the Recovery Operations, Economic Resiliency, Infrastructure Calgary and CalgaryNEXT programs.
Career history: Brad began his career with The City of Calgary in 1992 as an articling student to the City Solicitor after graduating from the University of Calgary’s Law School. Subsequently, continuing his tenure with the Law Department for the next six years. Since 1999, Brad has held various management and leadership positions with The City of Calgary throughout his career. In 2004, he returned to the University of Calgary to complete his MBA while continuing to work for The City.
Leadership philosophy: Brad’s leadership philosophy centres on having a well thought out plan to execute on strategy. As part of this, he believes it’s critical to build collaborative relationships, focus on a few critically important goals for the team, and encourages frequent communication with an open door approach. He empowers people to make decisions by sharing information and encourages strategic thinking throughout the execution process to ensure agility, accountability and the realization of goals.