After graduating from Swarthmore College with a Bachelor of Arts in music and history, Brendan attended graduate school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he received a Master of Arts in Historical Musicology. He holds a PhD in business management with a specialty in finance from Capella University. He worked in the commercial real estate industry with his wife’s family for several years before his interest in the stock market led him to join Ferris, Baker Watts — now RBC Wealth Management — in January 1999. He holds the designation of Accredited Wealth Manager from Michigan State University, a distinction he earned in 2010. In 2011, he was one of only 20 branch directors chosen to participate in an advanced training and advisory program at RBC Wealth Management.
Brendan lives in Williamsport with his wife, Katie, and their two children. He is an avid reader who has been known to disappear into a book for days, and he enjoys spending time with his family of skiing enthusiasts. Several years ago he began coaching his son’s lacrosse team and has become a huge fan of the sport. He is also a certified swim official with both USA Swimming and the National Federation of High Schools.
Brendan believes in giving back to the community and has served as president of the Maryland Symphony Orchestra and the Washington County Historical Society. Brendan has served on the boards of the Washington County Free Library and the Washington County Arts Council. He currently is a member of the board of trustees of Meritus Medical Center. He and Katie are also heavily involved in the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts in downtown Hagerstown.