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Brad McDearman

Nonresident Senior Fellow - Metropolitan Policy Program

Brad McDearman is a nonresident senior fellow with the Metropolitan Policy Program. His areas of expertise include exports and trade, state and metropolitan area economic development, market assessment and strategic planning, and project and relationship management.

Brad works closely with state and regional leaders in developing and implementing unique, tailored metropolitan export plans and then identifies ways in which research, data, forums, and other tools and resources can help additional metro areas adopt global engagement strategies. Brad also translates on-the-ground experience into research and policy implications for the economic development field and for federal and state decision makers.

Previous experience includes positions as executive vice president of the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore; senior manager involved in site selection/economic development with Deloitte/Fantus Consulting; major accounts manager with the Xerox Corporation; and as president of an independent economic development consulting firm.

Brad holds M.B.A. and M.R.P. (Master of City and Regional Planning) degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Kentucky.

Brad McDearman is a nonresident senior fellow with the Metropolitan Policy Program. His areas of expertise include exports and trade, state and metropolitan area economic development, market assessment and strategic planning, and project and relationship management.

Brad works closely with state and regional leaders in developing and implementing unique, tailored metropolitan export plans and then identifies ways in which research, data, forums, and other tools and resources can help additional metro areas adopt global engagement strategies. Brad also translates on-the-ground experience into research and policy implications for the economic development field and for federal and state decision makers.

Previous experience includes positions as executive vice president of the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore; senior manager involved in site selection/economic development with Deloitte/Fantus Consulting; major accounts manager with the Xerox Corporation; and as president of an independent economic development consulting firm.

Brad holds M.B.A. and M.R.P. (Master of City and Regional Planning) degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Kentucky.

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