Brennon Marcano is the Executive Director of the Council of Urban Professionals. He has over 20 years of experience in the private and nonprofit sectors. His leadership experience spans multiple industries, primarily financial services, technology, and media and entertainment.
Prior to joining CUP, Brennon was the Executive Director of Workforce Opportunity Services (WOS), an innovative non-profit. Under his leadership, over a nine-year period, the organization grew to an entity with a budget of over $10 million operating in nine states (19 cities) and internationally in France (under the name SociaLift).
At Prudential, Brennon undertook progressively challenging assignments and held technology leadership roles for over a decade. He was in charge of the firm’s IT portfolio management tool used by the Corporate Chief Information Officer for critical decision-making.
He was the Editor In Chief at CLASS (Caribbean Latin American Sights and Sounds) magazine, later known as Black Diaspora magazine.
Brennon sits on the New York City Career and Technology Education Advisory Board, as well as the advisory boards of other local schools, both in New York and New Jersey, including one of Columbia University’s Alumni Advisory Boards.
Brennon holds a Masters degree in Technology Management from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Journalism from Baruch College. He is a Stephen H. Gayle Memorial Fellow and has received scholarships from Baruch College and Reuters, as well as been featured in CIO Insight magazine as a future leader in technology (April/2007).
Brennon lives in Harlem, New York, where he is very active in the community serving as a baseball coach for the Harlem Little League and a basketball coach at the Harlem YMCA.