As the leader of SERC’s Office of Advancement, Brian is responsible for securing private donations to SERC from individuals, corporations and foundations. The Office of Advancement also oversees many of SERC’s events and staffs SERC’s volunteer boards. Brian previously held the position of Director of Development at the University of Maryland College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Over his 10 years at UMCP, he raised $27 million, oversaw alumni activities and events, and guided the external communications of the college. Prior to that, Brian spent seven years as the Advertising and Marketing Director for the Maryland Horse Breeders Association, an organization devoted to Maryland's Thoroughbred racing and breeding industry, and six years in Retail Management, for companies like Eddie Bauer and World of Science. Brian lives in Shady Side, MD with his daughters.