Brennan R. MacLean is an experienced sales & marketing professional, writer, researcher and social justice advocate. Born in San Diego, he started his career as an Account Executive in media buying. His sales style is consultative, geared towards driving social impact. His “stop at nothing” approach in solving complex social issues has been recognized in both his professional life and while an undergraduate at UC Berkeley where he earned a BA in Media Studies. In 2016, Brennan executive produced a 47-episode web series documenting 24 UC Berkeley students’ journey to Sundance to work as credentialed members of the press.
In 2017, when asked what he would do during America’s worst year on record from the opioid epidemic, he got to work. After submitting his proposal, the university, along with his team, implemented a program, hired student staff and granted funding to provide the first ever Collegiate Recovery Program at UC Berkeley.
As a Gilman Scholar sponsored by the US Department of State, Brennan lived abroad in London, Berlin and Mumbai studying international journalism and media. In 2019, San Francisco’s mayor declared a public emergency shelter crisis in response to the city’s rapidly growing homeless population. With a mission in mind, Brennan devoted his time to a special project of national significance (SPNS), a federally funded research program.
Working closely with researchers at Boston University, Brennan and his team provided housing and employment services to some of the city’s most vulnerable which resulted in a nationally recognized intervention that continues to provide positive impact to San Francisco’s homeless residents.
As Executive Producer at Prodigium, Brennan’s passion for social impact along with media scholarship and sales come together to help mission driven companies produce content for a better tomorrow.