Business 100 – 2014

Bonnie Brennan/Christie’s America

Bonnie Brennan is senior vice president and senior director, head of trusts, estates and wealth management services in the chairman’s office of Christie’s Americas, the world’s leading auction house. Before joining Christie’s in 2012, Bonnie had over 15 years in the auction business in a variety of marketing and leadership roles. A graduate of Northwestern University, Bonnie holds a B.A. in art history and communications.

Bonnie is a native of Michigan and is a fifth-generation Irish American with paternal ancestry from Kilkenny and maternal ancestry in Cork. She speaks proudly of her Irish heritage, noting the warm and welcoming aspect of the Irish and praising their “strength of family, loving and consistent support, deep faith, determination and perseverance,” which she has admired her whole life.

Besides her rigorous role at Christie’s, Bonnie also sits on a number of boards including the board of trustees for the Cristo Rey New York High School as well as the Advisory Council for Calvary Hospital and the Planned Giving Advisory Council for the New York Historical Society. She currently resides in New York City.