Executive Director, Professional Development

About Terri Brady

Terri Brady is the Executive Director of Professional Development.  She conceptualizes,  creates and manages professional development for Harris alumni.  She specifically focuses on providing insights and tools to help alumni become more self-aware, insightful and adaptive leaders with strong communication skills.  Terri also coaches students and provides support to the Harris Policy Labs classes. 

Terri joined Harris from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business where she established and managed the Kapnick Leadership Development Initiative at the University of Chicago Law School.  She also managed programs on group dynamics and change management for the business students.  Prior to Booth, Terri taught a class on leadership and persuasion at the Harris School and ran TAB Consulting, a strategy, and communications company.  Trained as an attorney, Terri had a long legal career focused on commercial litigation, most notably with Shearman and Sterling.

Terri graduated with a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School.  She received her JD from the Columbia University Law School where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar (superior academic achievement), a Thomas G. Shearman National Scholar and an International Fellow.  She received her BA in Russian/International Studies from Grinnell College where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa, received the Grinnell Honor Scholarship, and was a Varsity Cross Country runner (and MVP).  Terri is a Truman Scholar, a certified mediator (Northwestern University) and certified to administer personality-based inventories by Hogan Assessment Systems.