Brendan Bussmann has an extensive background in marketing, public relations, government affairs, community relations, business development, and strategic alliances in the hospitality, healthcare, higher education, and athletic sectors.  He currently is a public affairs and strategic development consultant focusing on domestic and international opportunities for clients. He most recently served as Vice President of Strategic Development and Marketing for Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center and Sunrise Children’s Hospital.  During his tenure, he successfully doubled EBITDA in a two-year period while also improving their image and relationship with the community, media, and other stakeholders.  Prior to joining Sunrise, Bussmann served as Director of Community Relations with University Medical Center where he built a external affairs program from scratch.

He has also worked for Las Vegas Sands Corp. where he served as Director of Government Relations and Community Development.  While in this capacity, he was part of the team that landed two gaming licenses in Pennsylvania and Singapore, oversaw two ballot initiatives, and numerous legislative victories at the local, state, federal, and international levels.

Bussmann is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  He is deeply involved in the local community through his involvement with UNLV, the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce, Las Vegas HEALS, Clark County School District, American Heart Association, and Nevada Childseekers.