Mark F. Brennan
President and CEO
Mr. Brennan has an expert knowledge of the state legislative process. He was Director of Legislative Affairs in the Office of Governor, 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 healthcare, 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.
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 process, including healthcare and taxation. On behalf of clients, he works closely with key members of the Appropriations, Finance and Public Health Committees – as well as with the Governor's Office, the Office of Policy and Management, the Department of Social Services and the Department of Revenue Services.
On behalf of ESPN, Inc. and The Walt Disney Company, he was one of the key architects of Connecticut’s film tax credit program, one of the most aggressive film tax credit programs in North America.
Mr. Brennan's experience in occupational healthcare 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.