Brad Hicks

BRAD S. HICKS, ACE, IOM

BIO/INTRO
 

 

Brad Hicks currently serves as the President & CEO of The Chamber of Medford/Jackson County, the largest and most influential in Oregon.  Mr. Hicks holds a bachelor degree in Political Science from the former Southern Oregon State College, now Southern Oregon University.  After service as a Legislative Assistant to three different Oregon State Legislators and one United States Congressman, Hicks returned home to southern Oregon and in 1993, began his career in Chamber of Commerce management as Membership Director, at The Medford/Jackson County Chamber.

 

In 1994 he became the Advertising Sales Director and in 1995 the Marketing Director, where he served in that capacity until being promoted to his current position at the end of 1999.  Under Brad’s leadership as President & CEO, The Chamber of Medford/Jackson County has grown from 1092 members to, at one point, more than 1,700, and grown its budget from approximately $600,000 to more than $1.5 million.  He helped The Chamber to be nominated twice for the Toyota Chamber of the Year Award, a national recognition for Chambers that lead the way in financial management, political advocacy, community development and member programs.

 

Brad is a defining force in many community activities and professional organizations, including past and present service on the Associated Oregon Industries Board of Directors, Southern Oregon University Alumni Association Board of Directors, The Southern Oregon University Advisory Board, Chair of TRADCO, Jackson County Airport Advisory Committee, Jackson County Task Force on County Services, Umpqua Bank Advisory Board, United Way of Jackson County Board of Directors, Rogue Valley Manor Foundation Board of Directors (Treasurer), Medford Youth Baseball Society Board of Directors, Fellowship of Christian Athletes Board of Directors, Sparrow Clubs Advisory Board, Medford Rogue Rotary Club, Graduate of the Rapport Leadership -  Leadership Breakthrough One, American Leadership Forum Senior Fellow, Hearts & Vines Board of Trustees, Rogue Valley Foundation (Treasurer), Craterian Ginger Rogers Theatre Board of Directors, the United States Chamber of Commerce West Institute Board of Regents, American Chamber of Commerce Executives Board of Directors and Chamber of the Year Judge, Western Association of Chamber Executives serving as a Vice-Chair and Board member, United States Chamber of Commerce Energy and Environment Committee, the Jackson County Public Safety Coordinating Council, and the National Association of Membership Development, Northwest Chamber Leaders.

 

He is a Past President of the Oregon State Chamber of Commerce and was named that organization’s Oregon State Chamber Executive of the Year in 2006.  He is a graduate of the United States Chamber of Commerce, Institute for Organizational Management, at the U.C.L.A. and University of San Diego campuses.

 

Hicks was appointed by Oregon Governor Ted Kulongowski to the Revenue Restructuring Task

Force  as well as being named by the Governor to the Transportation Governance Committee, which was

created by the Governor to prepare the legislature and the Oregon public for a discussion about the need for increased transportation funding.Brad was also awarded the 2008 W.A.C.E. “Executive of the Year” Award.

 

Most recently, Hicks was appointed to the National Board of Trustees of Institute for Organization

Management.

 

Brad still enjoys city league softball and basketball and occasionally, but less enjoyable, a round of golf.  He loves the work of chambers of commerce, the Los Angeles Dodgers and the study of American politics. He resides in Medford with his wife Kimberly and son Jonathan.

 
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