Bradley J. Warren serves as the Director of External Relations. In that capacity, he leads the development team and the day-to-day processes of development and donor relations. He also connects with individuals in the downstate area who have a passion for liberty and the economic policies that create opportunity.
Prior to joining the Institute, Brad worked for several years in economic development where he partnered with local firms to create and retain employment opportunities. He has also served in leadership positions in health care and higher education.
Brad grew up in Galesburg, Illinois, and earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a focus in organization behavior and development from Western Illinois University. At the University of Illinois at Springfield, he earned a master’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in market research and strategic leadership.