Jay Brady

Ei Water Use | Toxicity Program Director


An award-winning writer with a background in city planning, trade association and community management during a 37-year career in Sarasota, Florida, Jay A. Brady, AICP, LCAM, CMCA, AMS, joined Ei in January 2018 as its Program Director for Water Use | Toxicity. In that role, Jay connects public, private and non-profit institutions with manufacturers and distributors of environmental technology to both conserve natural resources while also benefitting bottom lines. 

A member of the American Institute of Certified Planners since 1984, Jay authored the City of Sarasota’s Natural Resource Conservation and Parks and Recreation Plan Elements and the city’s first multi-modal traffic circulation plan. He also managed a commercial builders trade association and a large-scale, mixed-use community association where he authored comprehensive tree protection covenants for the 1,650-acre property.

As Government Editor for The Observer Group’s business publication, Jay’s feature stories included interviews with business executives, plus local, state and federal leaders, focusing on growth management, the environment, education, transportation, housing, economics, and numerous legislative topics. Jay received three Florida Press Association awards for investigative reporting, education and general excellence.

Jay received a Bachelors’ degree in Business Administration, majoring in finance with a minor in environmental studies from the University of Florida College of Business Administration and a Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Florida College of Architecture. His masters’ thesis evaluated Florida and California utility energy conservation plans.