Richard T. Brady, CMA, CGMA, CDFM
Rich Brady is CEO of the American Society of Military Comptrollers (ASMC), which works to promote education, training, and certification; drive financial transformation; and uphold the highest ethical and professional standards. In his role at the ASMC, Rich represents more than 14,000 financial management professionals in the public and private sectors of the defense/aerospace industry. He recently retired as a colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps after 32 years of service.
Previously, Brady held a variety of command and staff roles throughout an illustrious military career, including a combat tour in Iraq, multiple tours in the Pentagon, and as an accredited diplomat in the country of Georgia. As a financial management officer, he served as the Commander/Director of the Marine Corps Financial Management School, the CFO of Marine Corps Installations Command, and the executive secretary for the Defense Commissary Agency Board of Directors. His last assignment was as the Commander of the U.S. Military Entrance Processing Command (USMEPCOM), where he was responsible for the accessions of more than 250,000 men and women into all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces annually.
In his role as Chair, Brady also serves as Chair of the Governance Standing Board Committee.
An IMA member since 1999, Brady most recently served as chair of IMA’s Global Markets Committee and as a member of IMA’s Governance Committee. He has been a member of the IMA Global Board of Directors since 2018 and has chaired the Performance Oversight and Audit Committee and the CEO/Executive Compensation Sub-Committee, and has been part of the Governance Task Force, the Strategic Planning Committee, and the Nominating Committee. Brady is also a member of the Stuart Cameron McLeod Society Board of Governors. He earned his CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) certification in 2008.
Brady holds a bachelor of science degree in international business from Saint Louis University, a master of science in finance from the Naval Postgraduate School, and a master of science in strategic resource management from the National Defense University. He participated in the Executive Development Program at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Brady is a Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM), a Certified Defense Financial Manager (CDFM), and holds a Level 3 Defense Financial Management Certification.