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Brendan O’Bryan

Brendan O'Bryan, Manager of Government AffairsManager of Government Affairs

Brendan O’Bryan, Manager of Government Affairs, is responsible for health care, health insurance and workers’ compensation.

Brendan’s prior experience includes several years as the chief administrator of the Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce’s advocacy program and legislative agenda. In that capacity, Brendan helped formulate and communicate the chamber’s priorities to a diverse constituency including: chamber members, lawmakers, the chamber’s board and the general public. Through his position at the chamber, Brendan served on several taskforces, initiatives and boards; chief among them the Broome County Talent Taskforce and the Binghamton & Broome County Anti-Poverty Initiative. In those roles Brendan worked directly with employers, local non-profits, elected officials and residents to identify and address problems impacting workforce development and poverty throughout Broome County. Brendan also served on the Greater Binghamton Advisory Board and was the chamber’s representative on the Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council.

Prior to leading the chamber’s advocacy efforts, Brendan served as the New York State Health Care Navigator for the Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce. In that role, Brendan worked directly with local businesses and helped voice the business community’s concerns over the state’s insurance exchange to state and local elected officials. Prior to joining the chamber, Brendan served as the Medicaid service coordinator with the ARC of Otsego County, where he worked directly with individuals with development disabilities helping to ensure their Medicaid managed care services were up-to-date and plans were followed.

Brendan is a graduate of the Broome Leadership Institute and a member of the SUNY Broome Civic Engagement Panel. He is a proud alumnus of Albright College in Reading, Pennsylvania where he majored in Psychology.

Brendan can be reached at brendan.obryan@bcnys.org.