Associate Director, Stakeholder Projects, Mississippi River Delta Restoration
Areas of expertise: Ecosystems, natural infrastructure, community resiliency, stakeholder engagement, rivers and deltas
Brian works on proving-ground projects that will improve stakeholder dynamics and community resiliency in southern Louisiana. He is currently working to implement the Lower Mississippi River Design Initiative and other innovative projects that will address environmental degradation in the Mississippi River Delta while ensuring local stakeholder needs are met. Brian has worked closely with residents of New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward and the United Houma Nation Native American community to address their flood risks and future sustainability in the face of a vanishing Mississippi River Delta.
Brian has a B.A. from the University of Colorado at Boulder and an M.A. in Applied Economics (with a focus on resource and environmental economics) from Johns Hopkins University.