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PRESS RELEASE
5-21-19

EEOC Announces High-Level Staff Appointment

Brenner Appointed Associate Director of Communications and Legislative Affairs

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced the appointment of Brett A. Brenner as the associate director of the Office of Communica­tions and Legislative Affairs (OCLA), a key Senior Executive Service mana­gerial position at the agency.

Brenner served as the acting director of OCLA from January 2009 to August 2010, and again since January 2016 until this appointment. He began his career at the EEOC as a law clerk with OCLA in 1997 and later served in the Office of Legal Counsel's internal litigation division, as well as the Office of Field Programs, where he worked on the national contact center and the transition to EEOC's internal Intake Information Group. He returned to OCLA as the deputy director in 2009 and spearheaded the modernization of OCLA's communications and outreach efforts. He also focused on increasing and bolstering relations with congressional staff and streamlining internal communications. Throughout his career, he has used his knowledge and skills to develop and train both internal and external stakeholders on the mission and accomplishments of the Commission.

"It has been a great honor to work with my EEOC colleagues and our partners in Congress and the media to fight discrimination and advance equal opportunity," said Brenner. "I look forward to continuing those efforts in this new position."

Before coming to the EEOC, Brenner worked on labor issues on the U.S. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources for Senators Nancy Kassebaum Baker of Kansas and Jim Jeffords of Vermont. He also worked in the House Republican Leader's Office for Rep. Robert Michel of Illinois.

Brenner, a Kansas native, is a graduate of the University of Kansas, where he obtained bachelor's degrees in political science and journalism, as well as a J.D.

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