Brad Shaw

The Home Depot, VP of Corporate Communications and External Affairs

July 20, 2010
Brad Shaw is the vice president of corporate communications and external affairs. He is responsible for global corporate communications, public relations, crisis communications, community affairs, The Homer Fund, The Home Depot Foundation and events management.
Prior to joining the Company in 2004, Brad served as senior vice president of corporate communications at Gateway Inc. His responsibilities included all aspects of corporate communications and external affairs. In 2002, he assumed responsibility for Gateway's marketing communications and advertising, including the company's Olympic sponsorship during the 2002 Salt Lake City Games, as well as the successful implementation of a companywide rebranding effort.
Before joining Gateway, Brad held a variety of communications positions, including director and senior manager for The Pepsi–Cola Company. He also served in senior account management positions for Ketchum Public Relations and Doremus Public Relations in New York.
Brad is actively involved in philanthropic efforts. He serves on the board of directors for The Points of Light Foundation, Ken's Kids and The Homer Fund, an associate–funded nonprofit that provides short–term assistance to Home Depot associates who encounter hardship due to catastrophic circumstances. Brad has also served on the board of directors of KaBOOM!, a nonprofit organization that links communities and corporations together to provide children with safe, accessible playspaces.
Brad is a member of The Arthur W. Page Society, an organization for senior public relations and corporate communications executives, and has guest lectured at Harvard Business School, New York University, Emory University, Washington and Lee University and the College of Charleston. He earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va.