Have lunch with Brendan Chard on a gloomy day and you will be brightened by his many sunny smiles. Brendan is a hometown boy – Eberwhite, Slauson, Pioneer High and UofM. He spent his free time in high school at Sears where he was the helpful salesman in Men’s Clothing, Paint, Sporting Goods, and Lawn & Garden. Coincidentally, his grandfather, whom he never met, was also a Sears salesman.
The Modern Firm, is a website design and marketing firm for small law firms. They have over 800 clients all over the United States.
Brendan and wife, Juliana Wilkinson, a nurse at UM, married this past summer. They have two young sons, Lyle, 7, and Andrew, 4. Brendan’s primary hobby is golf and he’s a member of Radrick Farms. Outside of that, mountain biking and downhill skiing keep his blood pressure low. He has not pursued his college avocations, billiards and archery. Brendan was a Rotarian in Minneapolis where he worked on a project like our Community Allocations. This is where he will begin his Ann Arbor Rotary career.