Brad Corriher will provide staff leadership for the State Farm Youth Advisory Board initiative on behalf of State Farm®.
A native of North Carolina, Brad’s participation in service-learning and civic initiatives began in high school. What began as a passion for community service soon developed into a deep understanding and commitment to service-learning. Brad’s service activities led to his being selected for the original State Farm Youth Advisory Board in 2006.
Brad is a 2010 Graduate with Distinction from Duke University in Durham, NC where he received his BA in History. At Duke, Brad served as the President of Club Sports Council, and walked onto the varsity baseball team his senior year. Brad’s term on the Youth Advisory Board ended after his sophomore year. However, Brad’s community engagement continued, including the development and organization of a charity golf tournament benefitting Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Durham for 3 years during college, and the development of a financial literacy program bringing together Duke students and underprivileged Durham residents.
In the winter of 2009, Brad traveled to the Dominican Republic on a service mission to deliver sports equipment provide physical labor to aid the small town of Sosua, and plans to return in 2012 to help found a non-profit organization to educate and develop young athletes, in an attempt to better prepare them for opportunities to pursue secondary education in the United States.
After graduating from Duke, Brad accepted a position as an Enterprise Development Associate at State Farm, where he was given the opportunity to work on the Education Leadership Team with the Youth Advisory Board. He has transitioned to a role on the National Programs team within State Farm Public Affairs, and retains his role as the coordinator of the YAB. His passion for service-learning and pride in the work of the board – along with several years of internships at State Farm - convinced him that State Farm was where he would begin his post-college career.
Brad completed a senior honors thesis in 2010 on baseball and masculinity in the Old South which he plans to publish in 2013, and is quick to talk your ear off on all things relating to the National Pastime. His other interests include Duke Basketball (Yes, he was a Cameron Crazie,) traveling, going to yard sales, and all things Youth Advisory Board.