- MS, Urban Planning, Columbia University, May 1990
MPA, Public Administration, Columbia University, May 1990
BA, cum laude, Politics, New York University, June 1987
- Brian Holland is an internationally recognized expert in the design and implementation of urban and workforce development policies and initiatives. He is currently Training and Technical Assistance Manager at BLH Technologies, where he identifies trends and facilitates strategic approaches for TANF and WIOA coordination and integrated service delivery for underserved populations. Other previous positions held include: Deputy Director, Workforce Development, DC Department of Employment Services; Executive Director, National Workforce Development Agency in the Cayman Islands; Senior Manager, JBS International and Deloitte & Touche; Regional Director, Strategic Partnerships LLC; and Assistant Vice President for National Community Reinvestment Act compliance at Citigroup. He has also had extensive consulting experience in workforce development across the United States and is currently on the roster of On-Call Experts at Eurofound, UNDP, ILO and the World Bank. He has previously taught at Columbia University, Johns Hopkins University and the USDA Graduate School, was a Visiting Fellow at the Urban Institute and was designated in 2018 as a Fellow at the Global Labor Organization. His interests in public service began very early as he was an District intern for local, state and Congressional members in the neighborhood where he grew up in New York City during his high school and college years. With diverse educational backgrounds in political philosophy (BA, New York University), public policy and urban planning (MPA and MS, Columbia University), he has published academic articles and conceptual framework pieces, including a set of urban policy typologies and an employability index as an alternative outcomes framework for workforce development. These analyses and perspectives have been cited by researchers and used by practitioners in the United States and internationally.