Brian Cobb joined the Kettering Foundation in 2000 and was appointed vice president and treasurer in 2001. He manages the foundation’s investment portfolio and directs its financial operations. In addition to financial and administrative duties, he is involved in the foundation’s international research.
Cobb serves on the board of directors as treasurer of the Sustained Dialogue Institute. He provides financial services and consultation to the National Issues Forums Institute and the Center for Citizenship, Community, and Democracy. He is a member of the Foundation Financial Officers Group, having previously served as the treasurer of the board of directors. He serves on the board of advisors for private equity at the Commonfund and is chair of the board of trustees for Beacon College. He is also involved in local community organizations.
Cobb coedited and contributed to a book on US-Russia relations, When Citizens Deliberate: Russian and American Citizens Consider Their Relationship (Kettering Foundation Press, 2006).
A career spanning more than 30 years, prior to joining the Kettering Foundation, Cobb was the vice president for finance and planning at Franklin Pierce University. A certified public accountant, he also served as vice president for finance and administrative services at Olivet College.
Cobb earned a BA in business administration from Olivet College and an MS in organization management from Antioch University New England Graduate School.