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Dr. Brad Barnett, FMP, IOM

Executive Vice President, Tourism & Facilities

Executive Vice President, Tourism & Facilities

Bush Convention Center
105 N. Main St., Midland, TX 79701
Brad joined the Midland Chamber of Commerce as the Vice President and General Manager for the old Midland Center in October 2011. He took over duties of the CVB (now VisitMidland) in February 2016. Brad works with the City of Midland overseeing the construction of the new $43 million Midland Convention Center. He has also worked on the design team to help with the layout for the new Centennial Park.

Professional Achievements

Certified FMP (Facility Management Professional) from the IFMA (International Facility Management Association)
Graduate of the IOM Program (Institute of Organizational Management) from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
Member of TxAVF (Texas Association of Venues and Facilities)
Member of IAVM (International Association of Venue Mangers)


Married to wife Nellwyn for 20 years
Son Harrison is a senior at Midland Christian School
Grew up in eastern Kentucky & western West Virginia
Has lived in Midland for 13 years


Master of Arts Degree in Communication (Focus on Radio-TV Station Management) - 1992
Stephen F. Austin State University - Nacogdoches, Texas

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Radio & Television Production - 1990
Morehead State University - Morehead, Kentucky

Doctorate of Ministry Degree in Pastoral Leadership - 2009
Andersonville Theological Seminary - Andersonville, Georgia

We Are . . . Marshall

I was born in Hunting, W.Va. Still a die hard Marshall University football fan.

Summer Fun & Work

Spent my college summers as a life guard at one of the oldest and largest swimming pools in the country. Dreamland Pool is located in Kenova, W.Va.

Christmas 2018

Brad, Nellwyn and Harrison Barnett
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