President, Brano Design
Betty Brano is Founder and President of Brano Design, bringing over 20 years of high-value project management, financial and fashion industry experience to her construction and interior design firm. This includes eight years as a project manager on Wall Street with Merrill Lynch, as well as the last 15 years running Brano Design.
Highly regarded by her peers, Betty is a hands-on project manager who delivers exceptional results for her clients.
Betty plays a very active role in the day-to-day operations of the company and is intently focused on business development, strategic partnerships, and winning outcomes. Betty is also deeply committed to sourcing sustainable ways to curate buildings. She is helping clients respond thoughtfully and cost-effectively with office re-designs related to COVID-19.
Betty's extensive client list has crossed numerous industries and sectors, including hospitality, government, healthcare, education, retail, pharmaceutical and residential – with projects involving some of the most iconic buildings in the tristate area (NY, NJ, PA).
Examples of clients have included Jetlinks at Teterboro Airport, West Point Military Academy, SUNY School of Dentistry, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Trump Taj Mahal, Barnes & Noble, Capital Health Systems, Department of Defense - Rock Island Arsenal and several New York City Agencies.
Betty was featured in the March 2021 Delve magazine article, “Women In Leadership: Celebrating the Stories and Voices of Inspiring Women Across the Contract Design Industry.”
Betty is a resident of Princeton, New Jersey. She previously served as a project manager for one of the world’s leading investment and wealth management companies, Merrill Lynch, where over the course of eight years she gained the knowledge and skills associated with project planning, job cost analysis and contract negotiations.
Prior to Merrill Lynch, Betty worked in the fashion industry for several years and acquired the skill for formulating colors, determining design trends, forecasting future trends, sourcing material, product research and project coordination.
In 2006, leveraging both her professional experiences from the financial and fashion industries, she founded Brano Design. She transitioned from residential to commercial interiors during the economic downturn of 2008. Her firm’s work has since advanced to the construction industry by providing respected expertise on interior finishes, supply, design and installation of furniture and furnishings. Today, Brano Design is regarded as the top 100% woman and minority-owned and managed construction and interior design firm in the northeastern United States.
Betty holds a degree in Business Administration and has completed continuing professional development courses in Construction Management, International Interior Design, Project Management, Sustainable Furnishings and Design-Build.
Betty has volunteered at the Trenton Soup Kitchen and has provided funding to support girls’ education in Ghana.