Brian has over 20 years of experience working in multiple levels of government. He started his career by working for the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta. He was then elected as the Councillor for the Town of Barrhead in Alberta. He was elected to the House of Commons in 2006 and served as Member of Parliament representing the electoral district of Westlock–St Paul for 10 years.
During his time in the House of Commons, he was part of the Standing Committee on Agriculture, Standing Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Standing Committee on National Defence, Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development, Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development, and the Standing Committee on Indigenous Affairs. He was also the Chair of the Conservative Mining Caucus for over four years. As a Member of Parliament, Brian worked with the government that developed Canada's Corporate Social Responsibility strategy for the extractive industries sector in 2013.
Since leaving politics, Brian has served on several non-profit and publicly traded boards. Brian currently serves as Chairman of the Reliq Health Technologies' Board of Directors as well as Acting Chairman of ParcelPal Technology Inc. He is also the Executive Chairman and Owner of iPolitics, Canada’s only digital news service covering politics, policy, and the business of government.
Brian also serves on the boards of several charitable organizations, including Progress for Mental Health and the Canada Lebanon Foundation. He is also the founder of the Westlock Women's Hope Resource Centre.