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Brennan Bio

Picture of Robert BrennanBRENNAN, Robert P., Jr.

Elected to the Board by the self-perpetuating board in February 2012 and re-elected in October 2017. Term expires in March 2024. Born in New York. Educated at UVM, BA, 1983; and MBA, New York University. Rob Brennan most recently served as Senior Managing Director of Guggenheim Partners and was head of the Commercial Real Estate Finance Group for the firm, based in New York City. Prior to joining Guggenheim, Rob was a Managing Director of Credit Suisse, where he ran the Global Commercial Real Estate Finance Business. Rob joined Credit Suisse in 2000 as a result of Credit Suisse’s acquisition of Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette where he was a Managing Director and ran the Commercial Mortgage Trading Business. Prior to DLJ, Rob held senior positions at UBS, LF Rothschild and began his career in Investment Banking at EF Hutton in 1983. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council and is a member of the President’s Council of the Real Estate Round Table. Rob is a board member of Student Sponsor Partners (SSP). For over 30 years, SSP’s uniquely integrated program has provided over 7,000 NYC low-income students with a quality private high school education and one-to-one mentoring support. Rob is a member of the Founders Council of San Miguel Academy of Newburgh, a tuition-free middle school for underserved families residing in the City of Newburgh, NY. Rob serves on the Board of the University of Vermont Foundation. He is married to Carolyn (UVM, 1982) and resides in Pleasantville, New York. Rob and Carolyn have three children: Robbie, Katherine and Corey.

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