Brian brings high energy, a thirst for hard work, and service to others to every aspect of his life. His work has supported faith-based, civic and education organizations, where he looks for opportunities to bring people together to create something better. In a desire to shift the status quo, Brian decided to pursue consulting in community development and strategic philanthropy after nearly 20 years serving organizations as a professional fundraiser. He realized how much communities and organizations fail to address the challenges implicit in cultures driven by uniformity. He recently completed a year long, purpose-driven experience to advance new solutions for individuals, organizations and communities with the Harwood Institute as a Studio Associate, where he developed innovations for strengthening communities and society in a rapidly changing world. Brian currently serves on the board of the Prince George’s County Social Innovation Fund and organized the ‘Seat at the Table’ initiative, an effort to create circles of relationships and space to discuss issues, including shifting the narrative about Black majority communities and building more equitable civic participation. A graduate of Northwestern University where he played football, Brian is a New Jersey native. He now lives in Bowie, MD with his wife and two sons.