About CRI

Brian M. Brewer

Director of Marketing and Communications

(212) 688-7515 x242

Brian M. Brewer is director of marketing and communications for the Cancer Research Institute. In this role, he helps the organization shape and promote its marketing, development, and media relations activities, with emphasis on refining the organization's brand and raising its profile in a highly competitive space. He also seeks to secure new corporate and other nonprofit partners for cause-branded marketing opportunities. Prior to this role, he was the grants program administrator at CRI from 2001-2006. From 1998-2001, he was assistant to the executive director.

Over his 15 years at CRI, Brian has developed an appreciation for the dedication and hard work of his fellow CRI staff members. His responsibilities across various departments in the organization in that time have given him insight into the importance of every team member toward supporting the organization's mission.

Brian graduated from Brandeis University with a B.A. in Theater Arts, cum laude, is a member of the National German Honorary Society (Delta Phi Alpha), and is an alumnus of the American Express Nonprofit Leadership Academy.

"My love of CRI comes from the organization's unique focus on the immune system—it's the coolest science there is...well, maybe black holes in deep space are cooler, but immunology is something that can help people here and now. I'm also impressed by the professionalism and dedication of every single CRI staff member. It's a joy to work here!" — Brian