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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, serving as a member of Governor Eric Holcomb’s cabinet and leading strategy and growth of the state’s economy and its related economic development efforts since his appointment in summer 2021.

For more than 38 years, Chambers has been a leader in the investment, development, and management of investment grade real estate nationwide. As founder, president and CEO of Indianapolis-based Buckingham Companies, Chambers has led the strategic direction of the company’s various integrated divisions 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.

Chambers was recently appointed by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo to serve on the U.S. Investment Advisory Council. Among his other community activities, Chambers serves on the board of the Indiana International Center. He is also a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization.

Chambers previously served as Chairman of the Indiana State Fair Commission and on the boards of Indianapolis Downtown Inc., National Multi-Housing Council, 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, the Indianapolis Police Department Civilian Merit Board and trustee of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

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

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