David A. Brandon began his tenure as Director of Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of Michigan in March 2010. A U-M alumnus, Brandon played football under Bo Schembechler and was a member of three Big Ten Championship teams. He received a B.A. degree in communications from U-M in 1974.
In 1998, Brandon was elected to the University of Michigan's Board of Regents and served one eight-year term. He has honorary doctorate degrees from Walsh College, Schoolcraft College, Lawrence Technological University, Cleary College, Albion College, Davenport University and Central Michigan University, where he served as a trustee from 1994-98.
In 2007, Brandon received the "Distinguished Alumni Service Award" from the U-M Alumni Association. The following year, he received the "Bennie Oosterbaan Award" for service, dedication and leadership from the Bob Ufer Quarterback Club. Later in 2008, Brandon was honored as national "CEO Coach of the Year" by the American Football Coaches Association.
Brandon serves numerous not-for-profit organizations in a variety of capacities, including the Purple Rose Theatre Company, the Gerald R. Ford Foundation, C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, and the David A. Brandon Foundation.
Prior to joining the athletic department, Brandon served as chairman and chief executive officer of Ann Arbor-based Domino's Pizza, Inc. for 11 years, leading the company to the largest IPO of a restaurant company in history. He continues to serve as non-executive chairman at Domino's. He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Herman Miller, DTE Energy and Kaydon Corporation. Prior to his role with Domino's, Brandon served as chairman, president and CEO of Valassis Communications, Inc.
He is married to Jan Brandon and they have three sons, Scott, Nick and Chris, daughter Carli, daughters-in-law Leigh and Kim, son-in-law Spencer, granddaughters Zoey, Ileana and Piper, and grandson Clayton.