President and Publisher of Fortis Business Media
Bob Brady is the president and publisher of Fortis Business Media, BLR Division, Old Saybrook, Conn. He founded Business and Legal Reports in 1977 during his last year of law school at the University of Connecticut. Prior to that he worked as an editor at Bureau of Business Practice and Institute for Management. He got into publishing after failing out of college as a result of being on the staff of the Notre Dame student newspaper, the Observer. BLR specializes in “state differences” information about human resources, safety environmental compliance, selling primarily by direct mail and telephone, and, increasingly, via the Internet. BLR merged with its long-time rival M.Lee Smith in January 2011, to form Fortis Business Media, LLC. Bob received his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law. He served as an enlisted man in the U.S. Army, 1968-1971. He currently serves as vice president of the SIPA board.