The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) has announced that Mike Brennan has been named as its new CEO by its board of directors.
Brennan will be responsible for harnessing the energies of staff, members, volunteers and the board to build long-term sustainability, stability, and organizational excellence, RAIC said in a statement.. Strategies include, but are not limited to, membership value and revenue growth as well as productive collaboration with stakeholders and partners across the country and internationally.
Brennan has a proven track record of operational success in the not-for-profit sector as well as turnarounds in for-profit companies in North America. He possesses a strong business acumen encompassing strategic planning, collaborative change management, and business process improvement. Throughout his career, he has focused on reducing operating costs and diversifying revenue streams while increasing performance and productivity, the association said.
“He brings a great mix of business savvy, leadership, inspiration, and hands-on operational experience. His candour, his passion for architecture, and his respect and support for our commitment to building responsibly and sustainably will serve us well,” RAIC president Michael Cox said in a statement. “He chose us as much as we chose him. I’m confident he will help us realize the RAIC’s full potential and purpose: to be the leading voice for architects and architecture in Canada and to contribute to the success of our members at each stage in their careers.”