Since moving to the Charleston area in 1999, Brad DeVos has worked for two engineering firms and owned a consulting company. As an electrical designer and sustainability consultant he was involved in over 250 construction projects throughout the Southeast.
In 2009, Brad turned his attention to economics, business, and philanthropy, and began working with the Bastiat Society in Charleston, SC as their Managing Director. In the spring of 2011, he accepted the position of Executive Director and was tasked with creating a network of independent Bastiat Society chapters that could run with minimal oversight and guidance from the international office in Charleston. Since then, the Society has grown to over 20 chapters around the world hosting over 120 educational-based events annually.
He earned a B.S. in Economics and a B.A. in Urban Studies from the College of Charleston, as well as an associates degree in Computer Aided Design and Drafting from the ITT Technical Institute.
Brad is a member of the historic Mont Pelerin Society, a L.E.E.D. Accredited Professional, a graduate of the Atlas Leadership Academy’s Think-Tank MBA program, a member of the Foundation for Economic Education’s Faculty Network, and is an appointed member of the South Carolina Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.
He lives on John’s Island, South Carolina with his wife, daughter, and dog.
Brad spoke to the Columbia Economics Club on December 7, 2016, in his talk entitled, “Peace Through Prosperity: The Role Business Plays in Advancing a Free Society”.
To learn more about Brad, please visit the Bastiat Society: http://www.bastiatsociety.org/devos.php