Mark Brennan

Mark Brennan

Partner


Mark F. Brennan is a governmental affairs specialist with extensive knowledge in corporate tax and healthcare, as well as an expertise in Medicaid rate relief.


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Extensive Experience
Extensive Experience

Mr. Brennan has an expert knowledge of the state legislative process. He was Director of Legislative Affairs in the office of Governor John Rowland, where his responsibilities included the successful development of the UCONN2000 legislation and negotiating the Governor’s Eight Point Crime Package into law. He also was instrumental in negotiating the Governor’s 1995-96 biennial budget to conclusion.

Because of his extensive experience in government and health care, Mr. Brennan was appointed Director of Special Services at the Connecticut Department of Public Health where he was responsible for managing the communications, government relations and adjudications divisions of the department.

Unique Knowledge
Unique Knowledge

It was during his years in the Administration that Mr. Brennan became closely acquainted with the various agencies, legislators and staff, bringing with him this unique knowledge and relationships to several healthcare and business clients in the area of the budget and taxation. Mr. Brennan is highly respected for his knowledge of the state budget and, on behalf of the firm’s clients, works closely with key members of the Appropriations, Finance and Public Health Committees – as well as with the Office of Policy and Management and the Department of Social Services.

A Key Architect
A Key Architect

On behalf of ESPN, Inc. and The Walt Disney Company, he was one of the key architects of Connecticut’s film tax credit program, the most aggressive film tax credit program in North America.

A Strong Business Innovator
A Strong Business Innovator

Mr. Brennan's work in occupational health networks and in the development of Connecticut’s first statewide Preferred Provider Organization earned him the reputation as a strong administrator and business innovator. Most recently, he was instrumental in achieving an increase in the Medicaid payments to hospitals. Prior to entering government service, Mr. Brennan was Director of Marketing and Public Relations for Waterbury Occupational Health and a consultant for the Voluntary Hospitals of America in Farmington, Connecticut.

Community Involvement

Mr. Brennan has been actively involved in roles for local and state organizations, including:

  • President of the Board for the Waterbury Association of Retarded Citizens, January 2004 – December 2008
  • Police Commissioner for the Town of Middlebury, December 2005 – November 2009
  • Former member of the Republican State Central Committee

Education

  • Attended American International College

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