Dorothea Brennan

Dorothea Brennan, CMF®

Stakeholder Relations

Dorothea Brennan


Director of Stakeholder Relations

Crows Nest Facilitation

Dorothea is a Certified Master Facilitator®. In 2013, Dorothea was honored by the International Association of Facilitators (IAF) with Platinum and two Gold Facilitation Impact Awards for work she did in the utility industry. Dorothea is also a certified Process Master (Hammer and Co) and hold a certificate in mediation from Quinnipiac School of Law’s Center for Dispute Resolution. In addition to facilitating all types of decision-making, problem-solving and team building sessions, she has facilitated or co-facilitated close to 100 strategic planning sessions including her work with utility management and union members to develop and implement a safety strategic plan. The approach and significant improvement in safety performance led IAF to recognize her with the Platinum Award. Miss Brennan’s management and facilitation experience includes arts, energy services, financial services, U.S., State and local government agencies, non-profits and utilities. Her extensive banking background includes serving as a Senior Vice President at People’s Bank, now People’s United, where she managed Connecticut’s largest mortgage business.  Her functional experience includes strategic planning, particularly strategy implementation, finance, marketing, project management and line management. Her Board of Directors experience includes serving on federal, state and municipal boards, a non-profit hospital and numerous arts organization. It also includes facilitating and presenting to numerous corporate boards, cross-functional teams, vendors/partners and staff. Dorothea has served as a mentor for Fairfield University sophomores for a dozen years. She is a retired Police Commissioner, and a current Fire Commissioner of Fairfield, CT. Dorothea holds an MA from Fairfield University’s Graduate School of Corporate and Political Communication and a BA from Loyola University of New Orleans, LA. She spent her junior year at the John Felice Rome Center in Italy and has traveled extensively in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and North and South America.