Brad Crews is a native of North Carolina and an alumnus of Appalachian State University. He comes to Case Western Reserve University after more than four years as assistant vice president of alumni relations at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. Prior to that role, he served as director of reunions and special events for the University of Florida Alumni Association in Gainesville, as director of university events at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach and as a wedding planner at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando.
Crews served as a featured speaker at Council for the Advancement and Support of Education conferences, has been a faculty member on its Summer Institute and chaired its Homecoming, Reunions and Alumni Involvement Conference for two years. Additionally, Crews was the point person when the University of Florida hosted Alumni Professionals of the Southeastern Conference in 2009.
July 15 marked his first day at the university.