In his role as Vice President of Communications & Outreach, Brian leads the organization’s communications and messaging across all platforms, heads up media outreach efforts, and works to develop and advance relationships with key stakeholders across the state.
Prior to joining PEFNC, Brian served as President of Media Strategies at Go Big Media, Inc. (formerly Phillip Stutts & Company) for nearly five years. Brian also served as Communications Director for the Washington, DC-based organization, Military Families United. While at Go Big, Brian led the digital department to wins across the political landscape, produced award-winning digital media content and websites, and worked on presidential and congressional campaigns. A longtime advocate of educational freedom, Brian has worked with some of the nation’s leading school choice organizations. He has pushed to advance school choice on the state level and has also traveled the country to produce and market powerful stories of families, students, teachers, and schools benefiting from school choice and K-12 education reform.
For Brian, the move from Washington, DC to North Carolina represents a return home. Brian grew up in Goldsboro and graduated from Appalachian State University. He and his wife, Elizabeth, have two daughters, Elianna (Ellie) and Cecilia (Ceci).