Brian was born in 1960 and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. A graduate of Broadmoor High School, he received his bachelor’s degree in Humanities from the University of Texas at Austin in 1982, and his law degree from Louisiana State University in 1985. He practiced law in San Diego for several years before returning to Louisiana in 1991 to join Petroleum Service Corporation (PSC), which provides product handling services to oil refineries, chemical plants, storage terminals, and barge lines. In 2004, PSC was acquired by SGS of Geneva, Switzerland, the world’s largest testing, inspection, and certification company. Brian currently serves as CEO of SGS Petroleum Service Corporation, which has approximately 2500 employees throughout the United States, Canada, and Central America. Brian also serves as a member of the Regional Operations Council of SGS North America.
Brian’s community service in Baton Rouge includes a number of positions with LSU. In 1999 he founded the Honors College Advisory Council, a group he has chaired since that time. His other LSU appointments include the Forever LSU Cabinet (2006-2010), Chancellor’s Advisory Council (2011-2013), Honors College Dean’s Search Committee (2001—co-chair, and 2014), and 2013 Transition Advisory Team (Administrative Services and Streamlining Task Force). Brian is also on the Chancellor’s Council of the LSU Law School, and serves on the Executive Committee of The Flagship Coalition, a group of business leaders dedicated to the support of LSU.
In the area of K-12 education, Brian served on the 2012 founding committee of New Schools for Baton Rouge, a group dedicated to improving education in some of Baton Rouge’s most disadvantaged public schools. He currently serves as a member of the Executive Committee the board for NSBR.
A longtime supporter of the United Way, Brian has been a member of that group’s Tocqueville Society since 2004. He has served as a board member of the Capital Area United Way since 2010, and a member of the Executive Committee since 2013.
Since June 2014, Brian has served as Chair of the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge. He has been a member of the Arts Council board since 2011.
In 2014 Brian was honored by the Emerge Center as a volunteer activist for his philanthropic service in the Baton Rouge area.
Brian and his wife Barbara have two teenage children. He loves hunting, fishing, cooking, playing golf, LSU sports, and hiking in Montana.