Brad Houghton joined the Mid-Columbia Economic Development District as the Deputy Director in 2020. As the Deputy he provides professional economic development, grants management, and project management services to member and regional organizations to increase economic opportunities in MCEDD’s five-county service area. Prior to MCEDD, Brad was with the Defense Intelligence Agency and the United States Army. Brad is a Harvard Executive Fellow, graduate of the Command and General Staff College, and received his Bachelors in Secondary Education from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. He is originally from the Columbia River Gorge area.