President, MacKenzie Corporate Advisory, LLC
As President of MacKenzie Corporate Advisory, LLC Brady provides strategic advisory services and offers an array of expertise to clients of the MacKenzie Companies, assisting with large, complex business organizations, institutions, and governmental agencies with strategic planning, workforce and asset mapping, thoughtful site selection, navigation of business tax credit and incentive programs, and governmental regulatory and permitting processes. Brady works with a client-base that spans a wide range of industries with particular awareness made to all state and local economic development agencies and affiliated entities. In this role, he also works closely with each MacKenzie affiliate, providing additional leadership and guidance to their business development initiatives, client communications, and strategic planning.
Prior to joining MacKenzie, Walker served as Managing Director and Special Advisor in the Office of the Secretary at the Maryland Department of Commerce. In this role, he provided leadership and guidance for major statewide initiatives, long-term strategic planning, and day-to-day departmental operations. Walker has been a key advisor and strategist as the Department developed programs and strategies designed to support the growth of Maryland’s diverse array of innovative industries including, among others, cyber and cybersecurity, bio-health and life sciences, aerospace and defense, and advanced manufacturing. In addition, he helped to lead high profile corporate attraction and retention efforts for Marriott, Northrop Grumman, and Amazon HQ2. Before his Commerce role, Walker held roles in the legal and energy sectors, working as in-house counsel at Constellation Energy Group, Inc. (now an Exelon Corporation Company), and at the North American Electric Reliability Corporation. Walker also worked in the Washington, DC office of Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP (now Womble Bond Dickinson).
Brady is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), where he was a Walter Sondheim, Jr. Public Affairs Scholar, and the University of Baltimore School of Law.
Brady is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association.