From creating innovative ways to help Chaminade Julienne recognize tremendous growth, to working tirelessly in his own neighborhood to help residents recover from the devastating tornadoes that ravaged the area in 2019, Brandon Meyer is no stranger to hard work.
His work ethic and dedication are just two of the many traits that helped the CJ director of admissions earn the distinction of being named one of the Dayton Business Journal’s 2020 Forty Under 40 recipients. The Forty Under 40 award recognizes the region’s brightest young business leaders who are making a difference in their workplace and in the community. Nominations are judged on professional accomplishments, community leadership, awards and milestones.
“It’s exciting news and we congratulate Brandon on being named one of this year's honorees,” said Dan Meixner ‘84, president. “While he came on board at CJ just over two years ago, Brandon has made a major impact on our community and on our enrollment. We are grateful for his fresh perspective, enthusiasm, and mission-based approach with which he leads the effort of our admissions office.”
At a time when many Catholic schools are experiencing decreased enrollment, Meyer built on CJ’s momentum and previous strategies to increase enrollment for the 2019-20 school year by almost 10 percent.
But for Meyer, more than quantity, it’s about the quality of the experiences he provides to potential students and their families as they get to know the school community better. From coordinating traditional events such as open house, CJ Eagle Summer Camps and the fun-filled Kids’ Night Under the Lights, he has been instrumental in helping highlight the many educational and extracurricular experiences that are uniquely CJ.
In his role as director of admissions, Meyer also moderates the school’s largest club — the Eagle Ambassadors. These students act as a point of contact for potential students and families when they visit CJ and take on various leadership roles throughout the school year. Under Meyer’s guidance, the program has grown in numbers and in its expectation for its students.
While his dedication to his work is obvious, he is also a devoted husband and parent as he and his wife LeeAnn are the proud parents of three young children. He leads by example as he lives a life of service on and off the CJ campus. A member of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Dayton, he contributes bi-weekly reflections on scripture readings to the adult Faith Formation Ministry. He is an active lay Marianist and a member of the Knights of Columbus Council.
Published June 18, 2020