MEET MAUREEN BROSNAN

  • Lifelong Livonia Resident

  • Mother of 3

  • Nonprofit leader and public servant

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Maureen Miller Brosnan has called Livonia home for 55 years. She lives in Livonia’s Old Rosedale Gardens neighborhood. Maureen and her late husband Sean raised their three children Marie (25), Rory (21), and Ellie (16) here in Livonia.

Maureen has spent over 30 years in leadership roles in the non-profit sector, as part of local and state government, trade associations, social service agencies and the transportation, entrepreneurial and healthcare industries. 

Maureen is currently the chairperson of the board of directors of St. Mary Mercy Hospital. She is a former president of the Livonia City Council where she was elected to serve for 17 years, including serving as Council President from 2014-2015. During her time on Council, Maureen was a voice for Livonia residents, advocating for advanced life support services, a community recreation center, a bike path connectivity program, and a new master plan.

Maureen is currently the Interim CEO of Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan where she is overseeing the strategic plan and financial sustainability of a $10 million organization providing help and giving hope to over 20,000 people of all faiths, races and cultures in the six counties of southeast Michigan. 

Prior to that Maureen was executive director of the Michigan Venture Capital Association. She oversaw the organization’s strategy and direction, focusing on growing awareness of and support for Michigan’s increasingly vibrant landscape for entrepreneurs and small business owners.

She is also a former chair of the board of the St. Joseph Mercy Regional Health System where she served for 10 years. Additionally, Maureen is a former gubernatorial appointee to the Michigan State Transportation Commission, where she served for four years and chaired the audit subcommittee.

Maureen was inducted into the Inforum Southeast Michigan’s Inner Circle 2017, which recognizes the region’s most accomplished and admired women – those in the business, civic and community “inner circle”.

She was Profiled in Crain’s Detroit Business 2015 feature on 25 women who are creating and expanding the network of women who are changing tech in metro Detroit and across the state.  

Maureen is a graduate of Central Michigan University, where she earned a BA in journalism and public relations. She completed the coursework for her master’s degree in journalism at Michigan State University.  She is a graduate of the Michigan Hospital Association Excellence in Governance Fellowship Program.