Brian McGrath

Brian McGrath

Vice President of External Relations

Brian McGrath serves as vice president of external relations for EdChoice.In this capacity, Brian develops resources and partnerships that support EdChoice’s nationwide efforts to promote educational choice for all children.

Additionally, Brian is leading EdChoice’s effort to increase entrepreneurship and innovation in the education marketplace, so more high-quality options can be created for children afforded school choice.

Previously, Brian worked for Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels as finance director of his 2008 reelection campaign, which raised a record amount of support and won the most votes ever for a statewide candidate in Indiana. Following the campaign, Brian served as executive director of Aiming Higher Inc. and Aiming Higher PAC, two organizations that supported Governor Daniels’s political and policy goals, among them the passage of the landmark 2011 education agenda.

Brian is a lifelong resident of Indiana. He and his wife, Leah, have three children: Patrick, Nathaniel and Ethan. Aside from keeping up with his family, Brian enjoys Penn State football, Indiana University basketball, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Indy Car racing. He coaches youth sports and runs an occasional half-marathon. When he gets the chance to read, Brian enjoys National Review and Tom Clancy-style political thriller novels.

Favorite Quote

“I want to know God’s thoughts. The rest are details.”
— Albert Einstein

Favorite Teacher/Class

Vic Bardonner

High School Mascot


Favorite Pastime

Cooking out

Inspiration for Joining the Educational Choice Movement

Freedom makes everything better.