During the 2020 presidential election, Brian was prominently involved in the Joe Biden for President campaign, serving as National Fundraising Co-Chair, Co-Chair of the home state Delaware for Joe, and Co-Chair of Irish Americans for Biden. He also acted as a political advisor to the campaign on battleground state strategy and provided insight on economic development, infrastructure, and labor policy. During the convention, Brian served as an authorized representative for mid-Atlantic delegate selection and on the Credentials Committee for the Democratic National Convention. Prior to his roles in the 2020 presidential campaign, Brian served as the Projects Director for Joe Biden during his time as a United States Senator. He is currently a member of the Democratic National Committee.
Before joining McCarter, Brian spent time as the Director of the Laborers – Employers Cooperation and Education Trust, a progressive labor-management fund, where he forged economic policies that promoted growth in the construction industry in the eastern region. He also spearheaded an effort in collaboration with the development community to expand brownfields redevelopment on 14 sites, including the Claymont corridor in the coastal zone.
Brian is the Past-President and founding member of Delawareans For Economic and Environmental Development (DEED), a coalition of labor, civic, environmental, and business leaders which champion balanced policies that expand the tax base and create private sector jobs while enhancing and protecting the environment.
A political veteran, Brian has managed more than 25 political campaigns, including national experience in the Iowa Caucus process, and has held several positions of considerable leadership in the Democratic Party. He cut his political teeth as a legislative assistant to the Senate Majority Caucus in Dover, the state Capitol of Delaware.
Brian has a successful track record in communications, business development, regulatory affairs, and labor negotiations and demonstrates acumen for leading innovative market share strategies.
An advocate for diversity and inclusion, Brian is a lifetime member of the NAACP. He is also the recipient of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists’ Person of the Year Award, the Organization of Minority Women’s Martin Luther King Annual Award, and The King Center’s MLK Man of the Year Award.
Brian is committed to public service and currently serves as Chair of the US Military Academy Nomination Commission for Delaware’s lone member of Congress, Lisa Blunt-Rochester. He has been appointed to the Delaware Motion Picture and Television Development Commission for a term of three years. In October 2020, Brian was the Supervising Producer of “Love Letter to Pennsylvania,” a virtual concert sponsored by the Pennsylvania Democratic Party. Brian has also served on the Delaware Boards and Commissions for each of the last five Governors. He held appointed positions on the Council for State Transportation and the Sewer and Water Infrastructure Board.
In addition to the many community boards Brian serves on, as a first generation Irish-American, he is actively involved in numerous organizations connected to Ireland. He currently serves as Honorary Consul to Ireland from Delaware, is the Chair of the 2021 Ireland Funds National Gala, a member of the St. Patrick’s Society, founder and President of Ancient Order of Hibernians, Rev. James F. Trainor Division, and a member of the Delaware Commission on Irish Heritage and Culture.
Brian is a graduate of the executive education program at the Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame. He served as the 2020 chair of the annual Catholic Charities dinner, which raises funds for programs to assist those most in need. A former associate director of the Catholic Youth Organization, he enjoys continuing studies online in theology at the McGrath Institute at the University of Notre Dame.
* Brian McGlinchey is a government affairs professional and is not licensed to practice law.