Brian is the Chief Information Officer for San Francisco Public Library. He currently leads the digital strategy, web, and media teams for the Library and is the general manager for Information Technology. Formerly, Brian was Chief of Branches for SFPL. In this role, he managed the operations of the 27 San Francisco neighborhood libraries. As part of the $200 million Branch Library Improvement Program (BLIP), Brian lead the design process for building new/renovating 24 San Francisco libraries. In 2009, Brian was honored as a Library Journal Mover & Shaker for his leadership in the branch library community design process and was a 2009/10 Public Library Association Fellow at the Wharton Business School. Before San Francisco, Brian lived in Seattle where worked as a manager within the Seattle Public Library (SPL) and prior to SPL, he was with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in the U.S. Library Program and the Native American Access to Technology Program. Brian currently serves on an advisor to the Gates Foundation Global Library Team, is a Member of the American Library Association Leadership Development Task Force, and is in the 2011 Leadership San Francisco class. Brian has a BA from Pacific Lutheran University and a MLIS from the University of Washington Information School.