Board Member

Brian Atkinson is the Program Manager for Transportation Demand Management at UAB. While his job title sounds made up (it is), Brian works to improve the way people get to, from, and around UAB. A passionate public servant, Brian has enjoyed a diverse career ranging from consulting on political issues such as health care reform to assisting with recovery efforts in the aftermaths of the Tornado Super Outbreak of 2011 and the Gulf Oil Spill of 2010. Brian returned to school mid-career to earn a Master’s in Public Administration from UAB. While attending, Brian was recognized by the MPA program as an Outstanding MPA Practitioner for his contributions to public service and was inducted into the National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration.

Brian earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from Birmingham-Southern College and served in the U.S. Air Force, where he was awarded the Air Force Achievement Medal for meritorious service. More than any of the above, Brian is proud of his three children and the people they are growing to be.