Brian Freese joined the Institute of Government in 2013. He serves as the manager of the Fiscal Affairs Unit, part of the Office of Finance and Administration. Brian provides day-to-day supervision of business operations in the unit and manages financial affairs for the Institute of Government, as well as supports the Associate Director for Finance and Administration. Prior to joining the Institute of Government, he served as university budget supervisor in the University of Georgia Budget Office, part of the Office of the Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration and in other staff roles at the University of Georgia. He has fourteen years of experience in higher education administration, as well as ten years of experience in local government administration and economic development.
He is a graduate of the 2017-2018 Vivian H. Fisher Public Service & Outreach Leadership Academy. He has completed the College Business Management Institute, a professional training experience through the University of Kentucky in partnership with the Southern Association of College and University Business Officers. He has also completed the Foundations of Leadership and Management Program at the University of Georgia. As a former economic developer, he is a graduate of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development and the Economic Development Institute of the International Economic Development Council. He holds a professional certification as an Economic Development Finance Professional through the National Development Council.
B.A., College of Charleston; M.P.A., Mississippi State University; E.F.M., University of the South’s School of Theology