Brian R McNamee

Brian R McNamee

Edon Connect – B. McNamee Consulting – CEO

Brian R McNamee, founder and CEO of B. McNamee Consulting, started his practice because of a love for supporting other leaders and organizations by being the person who is able to bring strategy, critical thinking, process improvements, leadership support and training.  Brian loves talking shop about how organizations are set up, and what they are doing to achieve their objectives.

Prior to launching this venture, he had been a noteworthy leader in the nonprofit and charter school spaces.  He developed and led strategic plans and initiatives.  The organizations he has been associated with were always growing organizations, and in his experience he has grown finance, HR, business operations, and facilities teams.  His experience includes complying with various government agencies and funders; developing HR policies and practices, compensation plans, and performance management frameworks; managing budgets of up to $12 million, while developing organization cultures to be fluent in fiscal management.  He’s led organizations through facilities planning which included leading capital improvement projects, financing, and ultimately purchasing commercial real estate.  He played a major part in Academy of Hope’s transition to a charter school, as well as the incorporation of Academy of Hope Foundation.

Brian holds an MBA from the University of Maryland, and BS in International Business from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  In 2020, he culminated his HR expertise and earned his Senior Certified Professional credential through the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM-SCP).  He currently serve as Board Treasurer for DC Wildflower PCS. Like many experienced leaders, he has been through many professional development programs – two of note is being part of Seeding Disruption held by the Equity Lab, and the Art of Leadership program held by the Rockwood Institute.  Both of these programs have taught him compassion and skills for being committed to social and racial justice in both his professional and personal life.