Ed Brady More about Ed Brady Ed Brady is the new President and CEO of Home Builders Institute (HBI), a national nonprofit that trains underserved populations, veterans, transitioning military members, justice-involved youth and adults, and high school students for careers in the building industry. He currently oversees the operations, products and services for HBI. A second-generation home builder from Bloomington, Illinois, Brady learned carpentry from a union master carpenter in college and started building houses in 1988. During Brady’s 30+ years in the industry, he has been advocating for and defending the building industry through leaderships positions at the local, state and national levels. He brings to HBI decades of experience leading a multi-million-dollar home building company, serving as director of the Chicago Federal Home Loan Bank and working with leading experts to advance the nation’s housing policy. Brady has also served as a senior officer with the National Association of Home Builders and as the 2016 chairman of the board of directors.