Team

Brian Sewell

Director of Development

bsewell@justtransitionfund.org

A Virginia transplant and North Carolina native, Brian has more than a decade of experience in fundraising and strategic communication with a focus on energy transition and economic justice in Appalachian and Mid-Atlantic states. He joined the Just Transition Fund in fall 2021 and serves as a fundraising co-strategist, primary donor relationship manager, and leader of day-to-day fundraising activities. Previously, Brian was director of strategic advancement at Appalachian Voices, a regional economic and environmental justice advocacy group. In that role, he led the organization’s grants program, assisted in stewardship and cultivation of major individual donors, managed fundraising projects including annual and year-end reports, helped oversee program evaluation, and served on the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and strategic planning core teams. Brian has a B.A. in Communications from the College of Charleston. He lives in Charlottesville, Va., with his wife and their two sons.