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Brad Chambers, Indiana Secretary of Commerce
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Bradley B. Chambers is the Secretary of Commerce for the state of Indiana and CEO of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC), serving as a member of Governor Eric Holcomb’s cabinet and leading the state’s economic development efforts since his appointment in summer 2021.

For more than 37 years, Chambers has been a leader in the investment, development and management of high-quality multifamily and mixed-use properties across the state. As founder, president and CEO of Indianapolis-based Buckingham Companies, Chambers has led the strategic direction of the company’s integrated divisions, including development, construction, property management and institutional asset management since he started the company as a student at Indiana University in 1984. With a focus on midwestern values, creativity and community involvement, Buckingham has grown from its first rental property purchase to the development and acquisition of its investments exceeding $3 billion.

In addition to his role at Buckingham Companies, Chambers also serves as a founder and board member of the Buckingham Foundation Inc., a philanthropic organization focused on making a positive impact on communities within the mission areas of affordable housing, community and economic development, arts and culture, and childhood hunger. To date, the foundation has awarded more than $2.5 million in grants and sponsorships to 600 nonprofits.

Among his other community activities, Chambers serves as the chair of the Indiana State Fair Commission. He is also is a member of the National Multi-Housing Council and Young Presidents’ Organization and serves as trustee for St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

Chambers previously served on the boards of Indianapolis Downtown Inc., Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership and the Indianapolis Museum of Art. He also previously served as vice chair of the Urban Land Institute of Indiana and as a member of the Indiana State Office Commission, the Apartment Association of Indiana and the Indianapolis Police Department Civilian Merit Board.

Chambers received his bachelor’s degree in finance from Indiana University’s Kelly School of Business. He and his wife, Carol, are parents to their son, Nick.