Prior to joining the Coady team, Brian was General Manager and Editor of the Casket newspaper in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. His 15 years of experience in the news media industry includes stints as a sales executive, editor and in senior management. He has helped launch and re-develop publications, websites and in developing marketing campaigns for corporate and non-profit clients.
Brian was a member of the International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors, served as a judge for various newspaper competitions and for the past several years served on the board of directors for Newspapers Atlantic. He has been recognized for his editorial writing on local and national topics while the Casket was a multi-time finalist in various categories in the Atlantic Community Newspaper Association’s Better Newspaper Competition. The publication was runner up in the Canadian Newspaper Association’s Better Newspaper Best All-Round newspaper in 2012 and was named Best All Round Newspaper in the 2015 competition.
A native of Virginia, Brian’s professional career has included time as a teacher and national development director for a non-profit organization. He remains active in the local community serving on the board for the Antigonish Chamber of Commerce, coaching minor baseball and basketball and is co-chairing the communications committee for the Special Olympics 2018 National Summer Games.