Endorsed candidate: Bennett Brenner

Bennett Brenner has lived in Deerfield for more than nine years. Actively involved in DPS 109, he was first elected to the DPS 109 Board of Education in April 2007 and is currently seeking a second term.

Brenner currently serves as the Board’s secretary and chairs its technology and policy committees. He is also a member of the facilities development committee.

Brenner’s passion for serving on the Board emerged from his volunteering on two district-wide study groups: the superintendent’s “Learning in a Digital Age” and foreign language.

“The strong feeling of satisfaction of giving back to the community inspired me to get more involved in the District,” Brenner says.

Bennett Brenner says . . .


The strong feeling of satisfaction of giving back to the community inspired me to get involved in the District.


He continues, “My strong background in leadership, management, and technology; working in a culturally diverse and international environment; and my passion for global and cultural awareness, will assist the school board in making the best decisions toward teaching our children to thrive in the 21st century.

Brenner attended the Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB) three-day board member training in 2007, which covered such topics as school board governance, finance, and legal matters.  He also made a presentation at the IASB conference in Chicago in November 2007.

Currently an IT Regulatory Compliance Leader for GE Capital, Brenner manages various governmental compliance certifications for many IT applications across the company. He received his BA in business administration from the Illinois Institute of Technology and his MBA from DePaul University. He also holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) certificate.


Bennett and his wife have two children, one of whom is in District 109 schools. His interests include spending time with his family, traveling, and working on the house.