Brian Cossiboom serves as Vice President of Finance and Operations and is responsible for all financial and operational aspects of the George W. Bush Presidential Center. He is accountable for the development, integration, and implementation of a broad range of functions including: finance, accounting, investments, multi-site facilities and grounds; retail, restaurant, and catering operations; execution of all Bush Center events; museum box office, visitor experience, and customer service; data collection, analyses, and reporting; information technology systems and services; human capital management; and coordination of operations with the National Archives and Records Administration and Southern Methodist University.
Brian also serves as the Director of Operations in the Office of George W. Bush which provides management support relating to all for-profit and non-profit activities of President and Mrs. George W. Bush. Prior to relocating to Dallas, Texas, Brian served in a number of roles in the Bush Administration. Most recently, he served as Special Assistant to the President in the Office of Presidential Personnel, the executive recruiting arm of the presidency. In this role Brian managed the National Security portfolio, comprised of the largest Cabinet departments. This portfolio included the Departments of State, Defense, Veterans Affairs, and Homeland Security as well as independent agencies, ambassadors, and presidential boards and commissions with direct policy impact.
Before his most recent tenure at the White House, Brian served at the U.S. State Department as the Chief of Staff of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). ECA fosters mutual understanding between the people of the United States and people around the world through a variety of international programs based on the benefits of mutual understanding, educational exchange, and leadership development.
Earlier in his career, Brian served in several operations and customer service management capacities with Circuit City Stores, Inc.
A Gallatin, Tennessee native, Brian holds a B.S. in Business Management and Administration from Samford University and a Masters of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University.