Suzanne Brennan was sworn in as the newest member of the Board of Trustees on Sept. 12, 2017 during the board’s public meeting at the college’s Wall Township campus.

A practicing attorney and a lifelong resident of Monmouth County, Brennan currently serves as the municipal public defender for Howell Township, where she resides. She was a member of the Howell Township Board of Education from 2010 to 2016, where she served terms as vice president and chair of the board’s labor committee.

A native of Freehold Township and a mother of three, Brennan also maintains a private law practice in Howell.

Board Chair Carl Guzzo Jr. said he and his colleagues were excited to welcome Brennan as the newest Brookdale trustee.

“She is an attorney, a mom, and a great all-around person who is tremendously knowledgable about the educational world,” said Guzzo. “I think she is going to be a fantastic addition to the board.”

“I am very honored and excited to be a part of this magnificent team,” Brennan said. “The Brookdale board is innovative and forward-thinking, and I appreciate that. I hope to use my skills and experience in both the law and as a former board of education member to help local students succeed and serve all members of the Monmouth County community.”

Brennan was appointed to a four-year term on the board by the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders.