About Brian

Brian Francis

What do you get when you combine one of the most highly regarded statewide executive leaders with a nationally acclaimed slam poet? The answer is Brian Francis. He is a high energy, vision-driven thought leader that understands the importance of authenticity in messaging and in actions. He delivers powerfully engaging presentations that inspire curiosity, transform perspectives, and celebrate humility.

Brian with group & trophy

Brian was the top executive of the largest occupational licensing agency in the state of Texas while winning slam competitions across the nation and being a finalist at the National Poetry Slam in his spare time. His personality is as unforgettable and unique as his experience. Brian will share his recently acquired DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) experiences as the Acting Executive Director of the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission.

Brian has 36 years of public service experience, 22 of which were in executive level roles. He combines the wisdom of his real-world experience with the knowledge gained from his MBA in Public Finance from St. Edwards University. Brian also brings an internationally learned perspective gathered from the Transformative Leadership Program offered by the University of Adelaide in South Australia and the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas.

Brian in Group

Brian’s strategic leadership style and accomplishments have garnered the praise of legislative leaders from both sides of the aisle, a diverse array of professional and industry stakeholders and most importantly his most valued allies - his employees. He shares his hard-earned insights into building diversely dynamic teams that embrace challenges, create options, and deliver on missions. When Brian hits the stage, the audience cannot help but lean in, laugh, and learn.