Brennan Buckley has been promoted to senior vice president - general manager at Iowa Realty Co. Inc.

In this newly created senior leadership position, Buckley will continue to oversee Iowa Realty's marketing efforts, with added responsibilities for the company's sales offices as well as training.

"He has a very broad view of our business and knows how to put all the pieces together to come up with the most effective business model in our industry," said Mike Knapp, Iowa Realty's chairman, president and CEO. "He loves real estate, which is kind of a key component."

Knapp noted that Buckley has spearheaded a number of key projects for Iowa Realty, most recently working with his team to reconstruct the company's web presence. 

"He has high energy; he's thoughtful and creative and an excellent communicator," Knapp added. "I think he's bringing more to this role than I would be. That's why I'm excited about him acting in this role as general manager." 

Buckley has served as senior vice president for marketing for Iowa Realty since joining the firm in 2006. In that role, he has been charged with growing one of the state's strongest stable of brands.

"I'm honored to be working with the best agents in Central Iowa," Buckley said.

Prior to joining Iowa Realty, Buckley spent a dozen years at several Des Moines advertising agencies, working the majority of that time at The Integer Group. He is a former Des Moines Advertising Professional of the Year, and was also recognized as a Business Record Forty Under 40 in 2006.

Buckley is a 1995 Iowa State University graduate with a degree in advertising. He and his wife, Sarah, have two children.