Brad Rainey joined Golden Key as Executive Director in November 2011, bringing with him a wealth of experience as a business owner, founding member of Golden Key and civic philanthropist.
Rainey has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Golden Key since its inception in 1977. He has been an active member of the Board, including a 25-year stint as vice chair and also served as chair and secretary of the Board and has chaired the Finance and Personnel Committees. In addition, he has served on almost every significant committee or task force created by the Board of Directors during the life of the organization. Rainey has been instrumental in the creation of the Scholarship Fund and the Graduate Scholarship program; for which over $1,000,000 is awarded annually.
For 35 years, Rainey successfully operated a construction company based in Memphis, Tenn. Brad Rainey Homes, Inc., specialized in the development of single-family residential communities. A leader in the homebuilding industry, Rainey served as president of the Memphis area Home Builders Association and Home Builders Association of Tennessee. He was inducted in the Tennessee Building Industry Hall of Fame in 2003 and is a senior life member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Home Builders.
Throughout his career, Rainey has been involved with numerous civic and governmental associations. He has been a trustee for a self-insured workers compensation fund since 1997 and served as a board member of the Tennessee Housing Development Agency for a combined total of 10 years. From 2005-2011 he served as chair of the Policy and Programs Committee for the agency. In this role, Rainey was instrumental in the administration of programs that annually produced $200,000,000 in mortgages and awarded the states allocation of low income housing tax credits that resulted in several hundred million dollars of new and rehabilitated housing.
In addition, Rainey has been president of the Memphis Jaycees, chaired the United State Jaycees National Convention Host Committee and vice chair of the United Way of Greater Memphis. Rainey earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Mississippi in 1977 and was a Certified Public Accountant for 15 years. He also completed the Harvard School of Business – Governing for Nonprofit Excellence program in 2006.