Brian has more than 20 years of public relations experience working with clients around the U.S. planning public affairs initiatives, building coalitions, providing strategic counsel, responding to crisis situations, developing targeted media relations campaigns and generating local and national publicity. His ability for knowing “what makes news” stems from an earlier career as a widely respected and award-winning TV reporter/anchor in the Midwest. Over more than 10 years, Brian interviewed thousands of people, from U.S. presidents to Olympic athletes; investigated scams and criminals; and covered high-profile courtroom trials. He now uses his unique experience to skillfully and successfully prepare CEOs, manufacturers and others to do local and national media interviews.
Brian has also been involved in coordinating crisis communications for health care, financial and service organization providers; building and leveraging grassroots efforts; implementing a communications and community outreach plan for a significant environmental project; and helping a national pharmaceutical company raise awareness of important health issues nationwide. Brian was also a group recipient – along with other PRConsultants Group members – of one of the Public Relations Society of America’s highest awards, the Silver Anvil, for creative promotional efforts surrounding a national movie rental release. Brian has also written and produced numerous video productions for corporate, government and nonprofit clients.
He is a member of the Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America, winning numerous Paragon awards for his work and is a longtime member of the Milwaukee Press Club. Brian has a Bachelor of Science degree in communications from Middle Tennessee State University.