Getting There: Brendan Griffith

In Getting There, BizTimes reporters catch up with area business leaders who have recently received a promotion or taken on a new position. 

Brendan Griffith
Senior vice president and Milwaukee general manager
Reputation Partners
Age: 32
Hometown: Arlington Heights, Illinois     
Education: Bachelor of Science in Public Relations from Illinois State University
Previous position: Senior vice president

What attracted you to Reputation Partners?

“The large variety of industries Reputation Partners touches and the full range of services it offers to its clients. When I joined the company in 2011, I didn’t fully appreciate at the time how much being a part of this team would continuously present learning and growth opportunities for my career. Not only have I been able to learn about and gain exposure to a number of different and interesting industries and leaders, but I’ve had endless chances to try my hand at and grow my experience in different facets of PR.”

What are you excited about with your new role?

“With the support of my team, I’m looking forward to building upon what we already have in place and promoting a truly collaborative culture where all of our ideas and wins – both big and small, and no matter whether from my team in Milwaukee or our awesome colleagues in Chicago – are celebrated so we can continue to make Reputation Partners something special.”

What are your favorite activities to do in Milwaukee?

“I am an extremely active (and, admittedly, antsy) person, so anything that gets me outside and exploring Milwaukee will be at the top of my list. When it’s just me, I like to run down on the lakefront or around Lakeshore State Park next to Discovery World (arguably the best view of downtown) and then make my way through the Third Ward. Otherwise, I love simply exploring different walking trails with my wife, whether it be Seven Bridges, Schlitz Audubon or even just walking the riverfront downtown for a beer – that counts, right?”

What is the best book you’ve read in the past year?

“Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City”

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