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Brandy McNeil

The New York Public Library
Associate Director - Adult Tech Education
New York City
Brandy McNeil is the proud recipient of the 2017 Library Journal Mover and Shaker award. Ms. McNeil is the Associate Director of Tech Education & Training for one of the largest public library systems in the United States, the New York Public Library. She exemplifies the mission of the library which is to inspire lifelong learning, advance knowledge and strengthen the communities by the work she has done. Brandy manages tech education for over 89 branches across New York City and has successfully recruited and developed a team of effective professionals and support staff. In the the time Brandy has been at the Library, she has designed and built 7 computer labs, tripled attendance numbers for tech education, launched several innovative and successful programs in which two boasted an impressive 5K+ waitlist and also established partnerships with some of the world’s most prestigious organizations such as Google, MIT, Codecademy, and the U.S. Embassy of Athen, Greece. Brandy speaks nationally and has been featured on television, in newspapers, blogs, and other media outlets. Previously she served as a Global Training Analyst for a Fortune 500 company for over 11 years. Brandy has an extensive background in leadership, management, community engagement, curriculum development, instructional design, and facilitation. She received her B.A. degree from Hunter College and herM.B.A. from Walden University and is currently pursuing her Doctorate. In her spare time, Brandy is an entrepreneur, writer, speaker of diversity and inclusion and a motivational speaker.