Brian joins the Office of the Executive from the County’s Department of Planning & Zoning, where he has served as a Deputy Director since March of 2021. In this role, he supervised the Zoning and Research divisions and guided department-wide communications and administrative initiatives.
Brian’s experience in and around government spans 15 years. Prior to joining Howard County, Brian served as General Counsel and Director of External Relations for the Baltimore Metropolitan Council (BMC), the regional planning agency for greater Baltimore. In this capacity, he managed legal and public affairs for the organization and worked closely with the region’s elected executives.
Before BMC, Brian was a special assistant in Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s office, where he coordinated the Administration’s interests before the City’s spending and procurement oversight board. As a senior advisor to gubernatorial candidates Anthony Brown and Ken Ulman in 2014, his team developed a comprehensive statewide policy platform through extensive stakeholder engagement.
He began his career as an associate attorney with the law firm of Harris Jones & Malone, LLC, where he represented a wide variety of clients before state and local governments in Maryland.
Brian is a proud graduate of University of Baltimore School of Law and University of Maryland, College Park.