Brendan brings nearly a decade of experience to his role as CEO of DMAR. After graduating from the University of Mary Washington, Brendan's path led him through Washington, D.C., and North Carolina in various advocacy roles. His journey included a pivotal role as a Legislative Assistant to a North Carolina House Representative, where he honed his skills in navigating the complex world of policy and representation.
Brendan previously spent five years at the helm of the Realtor® Association of Pioneer Valley (RAPV) in Springfield, MA, where his visionary leadership ushered in national recognition through his unwavering dedication to Association advocacy and community engagement. Notably, Brendan played an instrumental role in Kevin Sears' campaign, NAR's First Vice President of 2023, showcasing his ability to inspire and lead even at the highest ranks. Before his tenure at RAPV, he served as the chief operating officer of the Raleigh Regional Association of Realtors® (RRAR) in Cary, NC. During his five-year tenure there, he transformed RRAR into a symbol of excellence in programming and advocacy.
His impact isn't limited to the local scene; Brendan's prowess earned him a seat as the 2023 Vice Chair of NAR's Association Executives (AE) Institute Advisory Board. He's also a Golden R President's Circle RPAC Investor, a distinction that underscores his commitment to driving positive change in the industry. Furthermore, Brendan’s dedication and leadership earned him the prestigious 2019 NAR AE Leaders of Tomorrow Young Professional Award. Reflecting on his journey, Brendan states, "When I began in the Realtor® world, I knew I had found home. As an industry, we fight for private property rights and equal access to housing for all, and I could not be prouder to represent this mission every day."
Hailing from Durham, NC, Brendan married his college sweetheart, MK. Together they enjoy outdoor activities, cooking, finding new restaurants and spending time with their yellow lab, Stella, and their cat, Neko.