Ben McDade

Ben McDadeVice President of Marketing & Communications

Ben McDade is vice president of Brenau University’s Office of Marketing & Communications, a role he assumed in July 2018. He leads the development and implementation of the university’s brand vision and strategy, and marketing and public relations campaigns to attract the best students, engage alumni and donors, and recruit high quality faculty and staff. He joined Brenau in July 2014 as director of development programs in the Office of External Relations where he served as a senior member of the team responsible for managing day-to-day operations including the $1.5 million annual fund, planned giving, foundation/corporate relations as well as a major gifts officer and communications director for the successful $40 million ForeverGold campaign. McDade has spent the majority of his more than 30 year career in senior leadership roles in nonprofit management and administration specializing in the areas of marketing, communications and fundraising. A native of Columbia, South Carolina, he holds undergraduate and master’s degrees in journalism from the University of South Carolina.