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Brian T. Carney is a seasoned financial manager for mission driven organizations with significant additional experience as a proposal writer and grants manager and as a program manager. He has held senior leadership positions with the National LGBTQ Task Force, the Advocacy Institute, the Washington Project for the Arts, the World Resources Institute and AIDS United. He has also worked for a variety of educational and government institutions, including the Kuntu Repertory Theatre at the University of Pittsburgh and the City of Kalamazoo, Michigan.
He has served as a grant reviewer for the United States Department of Education, the Michigan Department of Education, the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo, the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council and the Kalamazoo Community Foundation. He was also an Action Researcher for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s SmokeLess States Initiative.
Carney has been the movie critic for the Washington Blade for over six years and is a member of GALECA, the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association which presents the Dorian Awards annually. His movie writing has also been published by Women in Film and Video. He is a produced playwright and his articles have appeared in a number of academic journals and mainstream publications.
He is a member of the Steering Committee for Penn GALA (the association for LGBT Alumni of the University of Pennsylvania) and also serves as a Mentor and Judge for the Annual Sustainable Business Plan Collaboration of the Mentor Capital Network.
Carney holds undergraduate degrees in Urban Studies and Management from the University of Pennsylvania as well as an MFA in Playwriting from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. He and his husband (also named Brian) live over the Wheaton Metro Station with their cats.