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NJDA Names New CEO

NJDA's next Chief Executive Officer, Reva Brennan, joins NJDA after serving as Chief Operating Officer for the New York State Society of CPAs (NYSSCPA)

The New Jersey Dental Association announced on Thursday that Revira “Reva” Brennan has been hired as the organization's next Chief Executive Officer.  Brennan, who is leaving her position as Chief Operating Officer for the New York State Society of CPAs (NYSSCPA), will officially join the staff at NJDA Headquarters on Monday, February 13.

As Chief Operating Officer for the New York State Society of CPAs, Brennan was responsible for operations of the 22,000-member organization with specific oversight for marketing, communications, membership, data management, Foundation for Accounting Education, and Moynihan Scholarship Fund.

Brennan began her career with the South Carolina Dental Association as an administrative assistant, and during her 9-year tenure she became the Associate Director before deciding to leave the organization to expand her association management career.

"I am excited to join NJDA and help take the Association to new heights,” said Brennan.  “Returning to the dental association community after more than 20 years with certified public accountants is like returning home.”

"We are confident that Reva is the right leader for NJDA," said NJDA President Dr. Peter DeSciscio. "Throughout the process she showed our Executive Search Committee that she will bring new energy to our staff and be a valuable asset for our 4,500 members."

"I am honored to have the opportunity to join the staff, leaders, stakeholders and members that make up the NJDA.  We will work diligently to serve the public and dental profession,” added Brennan.

Brennan holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Affairs from Columbia College and a master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of South Carolina. She has earned the Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation and is a graduate of the United States Chamber of Commerce Institute for Organization Management (IOM) and the Non-Profit Leadership Institute at Francis Marion University.

Brennan is a Past President of the South Carolina Society of Association Executives (SCSAE), a member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and New York Society of Association Executives (NYSAE), and Past Treasurer of the South Carolina Chamber Diversity Council.

She has been recognized for her contributions to both the CPA profession and the association community by being honored as one of the Most Influential People in Accounting by the South Carolina Association of CPAs (SCACPA), where she was employed for over 16 years and was awarded Executive of the Year by the SCSAE.

She has a passion for family, community, lifelong learning and shaping the lives of children. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, exercising, traveling, and tutoring.

Brennan replaces long-time Executive Director, Arthur Meisel, who retired at the end of 2022.