Brennan Summers


What do you really do at work?

As Associate Executive Director for INPCS and ASNR, I do pretty much whatever I can to help ensure that my associations are running smoothly! On any given day, that might include committee meetings, updating the website, fostering connections between members and with external organizations, or managing projects.

Describe your Perfect Day.

My perfect, sunny, 80-degree day would consist of spending the day on Lake Michigan on a sailboat with my wife and friends, followed by dinner on the boat in the marina or at a local restaurant, an evening of games, and falling asleep to the slight rocking of the boat with the sound of water gently lapping against the hull.

What’s your Superpower?

Turning a small idea into a great big idea, and then figuring out how to make it a reality.

What’s your life motto?

“He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much; who has gained the respect of intelligent men and the love of little children; who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; who has left the world better than he found it...” – Bessie A. Stanley

What inspires you?

People working together to successfully accomplish a goal that would have been impossible for any of them individually.

His Story:

Brennan has a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Theory/Composition and a Master’s Degree in Business Management, both from Indiana Wesleyan University. Over the course of his career, he has spent time in revenue management with Marriott International and AHC+ Hospitality, as well as owning and operating his own food truck for 4 years. He was a founding member and former President of the Grand Rapids Food Truck Association.

He lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and his 15 minutes of fame came when he appeared as a contestant on Jeopardy. In his free time, Brennan enjoys traveling, cooking, reading, sailing, and trying new restaurants with his wife.