Professional Profile: Brien McDaniel, 2019

Brien McDaniel

Name: Brien McDaniel

Title: Director

Company: Marvel Architects

Location: New York / San Juan

Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri

Education: University of Missouri-Kansas City; bachelor of arts, Communications

First job: Dillard’s Candy, Greeting Cards and Luggage Department

First job in real estate or allied field: Kansas City Art Institute, assistant to the director of public relations

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? I oversee communications for the firm and work with the BD team to ensure that our mission and values align with strategic business goals. My expertise includes public relations, community/industry outreach initiatives, communications and branding collateral, and online identity. 

How do you unwind from a busy day? Cook dinner and catch-up on my favorite TV shows.

Favorite book or author: A good old-fashioned whodunnit; anything similar to Agatha Christie. 

Favorite movie: Moulin Rouge; I just saw the new Broadway’s as fun, energetic and modern as the movie.

Last song/album that you purchased/downloaded? Jess Glynne, Always in Between

One word to describe your work environment: Energetic 

Rules to live by in business: “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” ? Oscar Wilde

If you could invite one person to dinner (living or dead, but not related to you) who would it be and where would you go? I would invite Agatha Christie over for tea. I’d love to know how she got all those ideas for her books.

What is your dream job? Own a gallery/book shop near the ocean…the Caribbean would be perfect.