Brian was appointed to the Public Service Commission in March, 2017, by Governor Doug Burgum. Brian has a background in business, agriculture and energy.
Prior to his appointment to the Public Service Commission, Brian spent 30 years in business management in the publishing industry, including 10 years (1987-1997) at Forum Communications, Fargo, N.D. and 20 years (1997-2017) with Lee Enterprises, Bismarck, N.D. During his time with Lee Enterprises, Brian spent 10 years as publisher of The Bismarck Tribune, 17 years as publisher of Farm and Ranch Guide and 13 years as Group Publisher of Lee Agri-Media.
Brian has served as a board member and trustee for numerous organizations including United Way, Bismarck-Mandan Chamber, Bismarck-Mandan Development Foundation, Sanford Health Foundation, Lewis and Clark Fort Mandan Foundation and Bismarck State College Foundation. Brian served as president of the Bismarck State College Foundation in 2012-2013 and co-chaired the United Way Missouri Slope Area Wide Annual Gift Giving Campaign in 2009.