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Meet Key Members of Our Team

Employees of TBG have experience providing aggressive, proactive government relations representation to a broad and diverse base of clients.  Our team is comprised of attorneys, former elected officials, strategic consultants, and account executives that provide advocacy, relationship development, and association management services customized to meet our clients' goals and objectives.





John A. Brennan, Jr.
President and Founder

John A. Brennan, Jr., President and Founder

John A. Brennan, Jr., President and Founder: As an attorney and former Massachusetts Senior Legislator, Mr. Brennan, brings a wealth of policy experience, political insights, and personal relationships to TBG. On a daily basis, Mr. Brennan provides senior strategic advice and counsel to TBG clients, ranging from Fortune 50 corporations to non-profit hospitals and universities. Mr. Brennan specializes in legislative and regulatory affairs, business strategies, real estate zoning and development issues. Mr. Brennan has counseled regional, national, and international clients in such industries as health care, banking, insurance, high technology, and biotechnology. As President of The Brennan Group, Mr. Brennan has advised clients on such issues as city and state land use permits, mergers and acquisitions, and licensing before regulatory bodies. Mr. Brennan fosters and maintains his clients’ relationships with government leaders, and serves as a client representative before regulatory agencies and public authorities.



Daniel P. O'Brien,
Vice President and Attorney

Daniel P. O'Brien, Vice President and Attorney

Daniel P. O'Brien, Vice President and Attorney: Mr. O’Brien has twenty-five years of public affairs experience in Massachusetts. Prior to joining The Brennan Group, he worked as a public affairs professional in the New England office of Cassidy & Associates. He worked on a wide variety of issues in the areas of higher education, financial services, and real estate and on behalf of Fortune 500 companies. Prior to joining Cassidy and Associates in 1988, he served as a government relations professional in the Executive Office of the Massachusetts Water Resource Authority for three years. Mr. O'Brien has twelve years of experience in local government. He is a graduate of Stonehill College and Suffolk University Law School.



Lynda Bernard,
Vice President

Lynda Bernard, Vice President

Lynda Bernard, Vice President: Ms. Bernard, drawing upon thirty years of experience in state government and public affairs, provides The Brennan Group, Inc., clients with a keen understanding of the legislative process, specializing in health care and finance policy.  She is responsible for strategic planning, policy analsyis, and providing public affairs management to a broad range of clients.

Ms. Bernard serves on the Board of Directors for the M. Patricia Cronin Foundation to Fight Ovarian Cancer, Inc., and was a member of the Boston Zoning Commission from 2004-2008.  Prior to joining The Brennan Group, Inc., she was a Vice President at Cassidy & Associates in Washington, D.C.  Ms. Bernard also served as a senior aide to the Massachusetts House Ways & Means Committee, Government Regulations Committee, and the Committee on Banks and Banking, where she managed legislative and regulatory initiatives.  She is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amerst.



John A. Brennan, III,
Vice President

John A. Brennan, III, Vice President

John A. Brennan, III, Vice President: Mr. Brennan, III works in public affairs and assists in the Real Estate regulations and development portion of the business. He conducts public policy research and analysis on behalf of the firm and its clients. Prior to joining The Brennan Group, he was a Director at BlackRock which is one of the world’s largest asset managers, where he cultivated and maintained relationships with public and private retirement plans. He brings fifteen years of experience from the financial services industry where he provided clients with creative solutions for their business needs. John received a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences from Boston College and also sits on the Board of Directors for Caritas Communities.



Nikki L. Dostoomian,
Account Executive and Attorney

Nikki L. Dostoomian, Account Executive and Attorney

Nikki L. Dostoomian, Account Executive and Attorney: Ms. Dostoomian has over ten years of government affairs experience and assists in the development and implementation of clients' state and federal government affairs strategies. She identifies, researches, and reports on legislation, rules, and regulations on behalf of our clients. She tracks the progress of all relevant legislation through the committee process in the Legislative and Executive branches of government. Prior to joining The Brennan Group, Ms. Dostoomian worked as a litigation analyst. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Vermont and graduated Suffolk University Law School in 2012. She is a member of the Town of Easton's Affordable Housing Trust and sits on the Stoughton Visiting Nurses Association Professional Advisory Board.



Christina Kennedy,
Research Associate

Christina Kennedy, Research Associate

Christina Kennedy, Research Associate: Ms. Kennedy provides administrative support to the executives of the firm. She is charged with managing schedules, handling meeting requests, tracking legislation, monitoring hearings, drafting testimony and briefing materials, and performing research relevant to legislative and regulatory issues as well as client initiatives. Prior to joining The Brennan Group, Ms. Kennedy served on the University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees as a Student Trustee representing the Amherst Campus from 2011-2012. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Ms. Kennedy received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.