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Brian Donnellan

Chief Executive Officer

Bright MLS

With his appointment in September 2019, Donnellan became CEO of the nation’s second largest MLS in Bright MLS, which serves over 88,000 members in the Mid-Atlantic region. Previously, he served as Bright’s chief operating officer and Bright’s predecessor MRIS. He is also a member of the MLS think tank MLS Roundtable.

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