Department of Commerce Appoints new Deputy Director to Administration

January 3, 2013

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Francine A. Giani, Executive Director of the Utah Department of Commerce, announced today that effective immediately Thomas A. Brady has been selected as the new Deputy Director of the Utah Department of Commerce. Brady replaces Thad LeVar, former Commerce deputy director, who was recently appointed by Governor Gary R. Herbert to serve on the Public Service Commission (PSC).

“The Department of Commerce is pleased to announce Thomas A. Brady as the agency’s new Deputy Director. Tom’s credentials as an attorney and as our Division of Securities’ head of enforcement makes him an ideal choice for Commerce, “said Francine A. Giani, “ We are excited for Tom to begin his new role and are confident he will hit the ground running as deputy director.”

About Thomas A. Brady
Thomas A. Brady has been with the Utah Division of Securities within Commerce for over three years both 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. Brady graduated with a Juris Doctor from Michigan State University College of Law where he was chapter President of
the J. Reuben Clark Law Society and was a member of the Business Law Society. Brady earned his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. He is married with three children and resides in Centerville, UT.

About the Department of Commerce:
The Department of Commerce is one of Utah’s chief regulatory agencies with responsibility for issuing over 300,000 licenses across hundreds of professions. Our employees are dedicated to fair and efficient regulation across various industries which impact Utah citizens.

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