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Brandon "Brady" Hilliard is a Senior Product Manager at Takeda Pharmaceuticals, a 2014 Henry Crown Fellow with The Aspen Institute, and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.
Brandon recently completed Takeda's MBA Commercial Leadership Program. Prior to this, he was a Navy SEAL Officer and Surface Warfare Officer with over 12 years of experience conceptualizing, planning, and leading strategic operations for the US Secretary of Defense and four-star general and admiral officers in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. Mr. Hilliard deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and worked as a gas turbine Engineering Officer on a Navy Cruiser.
Mr. Hilliard has been awarded the Bronze Star Medal, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, two Navy Achievement Medals, four Iraq Campaign Medals, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, and is an Eagle Scout.
Mr. Hilliard received a B.S. in Economics from the United States Naval Academy in 2003 and an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business in 2017. He has enjoyed traveling to over 20 countries with his family and friends and now calls Chicago home with his wife Juliette (AveXis, Inc.) and son.