Office: Boise, ID
Ph.D. Forest Resource Economics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute
M.A. Forest Economics, West Virginia University
B.A. Forest Management, West Virginia University
Brian is Business Development Director, Senior Economist, and Expert Witness at ECONorthwest. He specializes in industry/market analysis, natural resource economics, strategic planning, and organizational effectiveness. Throughout his career, he has applied economic decision-making principles in academia, policy, and the corporate world. Brian is well published in technical journals and popular press and is currently a regular contributor to the Idaho Statesman and the Idaho Business Review. Brian is currently an Adjunct Professor of Economics at Boise State University. He also has university teaching, research, and public policy analysis experience at West Virginia University, Virginia Tech and Oregon State University (where he was a tenured professor). Brian holds a B.S. in forestry and an M.S. in forest resource economics from West Virginia University and a Ph.D. in resource economics from Virginia Tech.
Prior to joining ECONorthwest, Brian was the founding director of Boise State University’s Center for Business Research and Economic Development. He also spent 19 years in the private sector in manufacturing management, market and economic research, product development, sales, marketing, technology development, strategic planning, and change management. He has operated in small, medium, and large businesses, and held several leadership roles in Weyerhaeuser.
Featured Speaking Engagements
C-SPAN, "Timber Harvest Presentation," President Clinton's Forest Conference, Portland, Oregon