Based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Todd Brennan serves as a leader and voice for the Alliance in local and state level policy matters concerning Lake Michigan, the Lower Fox River, and Green Bay. Todd joined the Alliance staff in April 2008 as the Wisconsin Outreach Coordinator, where he helped grow the organization’s stewardship and education programs in the state. Todd leads a team of colleagues and partners that are innovating outreach, planning, and policy approaches to watershed pollution control in Wisconsin. Todd partners with University Wisconsin – Green Bay to spearhead a broad-based initiative in Lower Fox River communities to reduce phosphorus pollution and improve water quality in Green Bay.
Prior to joining the Alliance, Todd served as Marine Education Manager for Discovery World in Milwaukee. He led expeditionary learning, research, and freshwater awareness programs aboard the school vessel Denis Sullivan, which he sailed across the Great Lakes, eastern seaboard, and Caribbean. Prior to that, he worked on both U.S. coasts in fisheries management and marine mammal research. Todd holds a captain’s license to sail vessels as big as 100 tons. He received his masters degree in water policy and planning from University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee’s School of Freshwater Sciences, where he where he is now a member of the Alumni Board of Trustees. He is also on the Milwaukee Water Commons Community Water Assembly and leads the Federal Policy and Programs team for U.S. Congressman Mike Gallagher’s Save the Bay initiative.