MII is sad to announce the passing of J Brendan O’Reilly MMII. J. Brendan spent his career in recruiting sales and marketing executives, encouraging entrepreneurs and business start-ups. He was a great supporter of MII, played a large role in the Institute, and gave freely of his time and expertise. At the January AGM in 1979 J. Brendan was elected as Senior Vice Chairman and more recently organised a number of outings for retired fellows.
At the AGM in 1976 J Brendan was elected as a committee member –
In 1978 J Brendan Chaired a committee to investigate unethical marketing practices including Pyramid Selling
At the January AGM in 1979 J Brendan was elected as Senior Vice Chairman and in February highlighted the objective for a marketing house and the arranging of fundraising, plus consideration of legal and location issues. On 21 March he visited Galway to help with the re-formation of the Galway brand.
30 Aug 1979 Marketing House proposal supported by council.
1980 The President Dr TJ O’Driscoll welcomed incoming Chairman J Brendan O’Reilly MMII Grad. In June J Brendan went to EMC Meeting in Milan.
21 September 1982 Fellowship of the Marketing Institute was conferred on J Brendan managing director of Sales Placement Ltd, Dublin
1984 – Mid West branch first session one of the speakers was J Brendan who spoke about Marketing Opportunities abroad.
More recently J Brendan organised a number of outings for retired fellows.
31 January 2017 a tour of Bank of Ireland College Green (the former Parliament House)
At the event:
Cathal Brugha, Robert Gahan, Des Gilroy, Keith MacCarthy-Morrogh, Ed McDonald, Anthony Neville, J.Brendan & Gin O’Reilly, Richard Strahan, Douglas Thornton and Bob Waddell