UNT System Announces Hire of Award-Winning Federal Executive to Lead Procurement & Strategic Sourcing

Thursday, September 10, 2020


In his newly-created role as Associate Vice Chancellor for Strategic Sourcing & Chief Procurement Officer, Brade will provide strategic direction, leadership and supervision of strategic sourcing, contracts management, procure to pay functions, and the Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Program across the UNT System, inclusive of its member institutions in Denton, Dallas and Fort Worth. He will work closely with the UNT System’s central Human Resources team, as well as with Chief Financial Officers and other key leaders from the system’s member institutions in order to optimize decisions for developing, co-sourcing and out-sourcing relevant activities. Brade will also oversee daily operations of existing procurement related activities, including purchasing policies, supplier relationships and incentive-based contracts.

Brade holds a bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech University, as well as a master’s in public administration from George Washington University. In addition, he is a graduate of Harvard University’s prestigious Senior Executive Fellows Program.