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Brady named to No. 2 post at Department of Commerce

Published January 3, 2013 7:41 pm

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Thomas A. Brady has been selected as the new deputy director of the Utah Department of Commerce, replacing Thad LeVar, who was recently appointed by Gov. Gary Herbert to serve on the Public Service Commission.

Commerce department Executive Director Francine Giani made the announcement Thursday, saying the appointment was effective immediately.

Brady has been with the department's Utah Division of Securities for more than three years, serving as a securities analyst and most recently as director of enforcement. In addition to his duties as an expert witness in securities cases, Brady is a special prosecutor designee for the Utah County Attorney and Summit County Attorney. He has also served as an administrative law judge for various boards within the Department of Commerce.

"Tom's credentials as an attorney and as our Division of Securities' head of enforcement makes him an ideal choice for Commerce, "said Giani,

Brady graduated from Michigan State University College of Law, where he was chapter president of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society and a member of the Business Law Society. He earned his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University.

Brady is married with three children and resides in Centerville.

The Department of Commerce is one of Utah's chief regulatory agencies, with responsibility for issuing more than 300,000 licenses across hundreds of professions.