Thomas C. Bracken was elected secretary of the Board of Trustees
in January 2014. He has been a board member since 2012.
Bracken is a software engineer and the owner of Auto Build
Assemblies, a certified integrator for Intuit Corporation’s Quickbooks small
business accounting program.
Previously, Bracken was the owner of the Wells Street Athletic
Club in Chicago and an electrical project engineer at Mid-West Automation
Systems in Buffalo Grove, Illinois. He earned his bachelor’s degree at Stanford
University and his master of business administration degree from the University
Bracken is the fourth generation of the Ball family to serve on
the Board of Trustees since the university’s founding. He succeeded his father,
Indianapolis attorney Frank Bracken, who served on the board for 31 years and
for whom Ball State’s Administration Building was named in 2010. Other family
members on the board have included Thomas Bracken’s grandfather, Alexander
Bracken; his great-grandfather, Frank C. Ball; and his great-great uncle,
George A. Ball. Frank C. Ball and George A. Ball were among the five brothers
who founded Ball State. Bracken lives in Muncie.
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