Patrick Brady Joins SHRM Government Affairs

By Bob Carragher Jan 27, 2017

Earlier this month, SHRM added a new staff member to its Government Affairs team. Patrick Brady joined SHRM as a senior government relations advisor handling labor, employment, civil rights and workforce development issues before Congress. Brady fills the void left when Kelly Hastings moved to Denver, Colo., in late 2016.

Prior to joining SHRM, Brady was manager of public policy at WorldatWork, a nonprofit human resource association for professionals and organizations focused on compensation, benefits, work/life effectiveness programs and total rewards. In this role, he served as the association's lobbyist for the U.S. House of Representatives as well as the federal agencies with jurisdiction over employment matters. He was instrumental in developing and implementing the association's strategy focused on the Department of Labor's 2016 update to the overtime rule.

Before joining WorldatWork, Brady was a senior associate at Bond Associates, a boutique appropriations lobbying firm that specializes in foreign development and international exchange programs for institutions of higher education. A graduate of Loyola University Chicago with a B.A. in political science and minors in economics and criminal justice, he resides in Alexandria, Va., with his wife and son. You can contact him at, and be sure to follow him on Twitter @SHRMPbrady.


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