Rodney H. Brady

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Rodney Howard Brady
Born January 31, 1933
Sandy, Utah
Died January 9, 2017
Salt Lake City, Utah

Rodney Howard Brady (January 31, 1933 Sandy, Utah – January 9, 2017 Salt Lake City) was an American corporate businessman. He received a doctoral degree in Business Administration from the Harvard Business School. Beyond his work in the business world, Brady was the president of Weber State College. He was an assistant secretary in the United States Department of Health, Education, and Welfare and was a member of presidential committee. Brady was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He had an enduring involvement in the Scouting movement.[1][2].

Personal life

On January 31, 1933, Brady was born in Sandy, Utah, the second of four children. While serving in the air force, Brady married a fellow graduate and school teacher and they had three sons.

In his youth, Brady reached the rank of Eagle Scout. He went on to serve in regional and national Scouting leadership roles for over forty years. He received the Silver Beaver, Silver Antelope, and Silver Buffalo awards.

Brady retired in March 2009. He was made an inductee to the Hall of Fame of Utah Broadcasters, University of Utah College of Science, and University of Utah David Eccles School of Business.

Brady died on January 9, 2017, at the age of 83. He was a diarist. His memoirs, speeches and papers are preserved by the LDS and local libraries.[3]


In 1951, Brady graduated as valedictorian from Jordan High School in Sandy. Brady attended the University of Utah, and received a Bachelor of Science degree with honours in Accounting. In 1957, he received a Master of Business Administration. Brady then completed a doctoral degree in Business Administration at Harvard University.

From 1978 to 1985, Brady was the president of Weber State College in Ogden, Utah.[4] He has received honorary degrees from the University of Utah, Weber State University, and Snow College.


Brady was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served in the British Mission from 1953 to 1955. Brady was also a Bishop of the Westwood California Ward, and a President of the Los Angeles California Stake.


Air force

In 1960, Brady became a lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force.


Brady has been employed by companies such as Management Systems Corporporation in Cambridge, Massachusetts; Hughes Tool Company, an aerospace company in Los Angeles, California; Bergen Brunswig Corporation, a pharmaceutical company in Los Angeles; Bonneville International, a national broadcasting corporation, Salt Lake City, Utah; and, the Deseret Management Corporation in Salt Lake City. In 1996, Brady was promoted to the position of Chief Executive Officer at Deseret Management.


Brady was the assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, District of Columbia. He was a member of the President's Sub-Cabinet Executive Officer's Group, in Washington, D.C.

See also

  • Short biography
  • Biography
  • Biography February 5, 2009


  1. ^ "The Rodney H. Brady Papers". Marriott Library Special Collections. University of Utah. Retrieved 2009-07-13. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Metrothenes. "Howard Brady and His Band". Retrieved 2017-11-27. 
  3. ^ Lockhart, Ben (January 10, 2017). "Rodney H. Brady, former head of Deseret Management Corp., Weber State, dies at 83". Desert News. 
  4. ^ "Rodney H. Brady (1978-1985)". Retrieved 2017-12-04. 
Academic offices
Preceded by
Joseph L. Bishop
President of Weber State College
1978 – 1985
Succeeded by
Stephen D. Nadauld
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