Brian Hooks

Brian Hooks

  • Board Member

Brian Hooks is President of the Charles Koch Foundation where he works to support research and educational programs that advance an understanding and realization of the factors that help people improve their lives and the lives of those around them.

Prior to joining the Charles Koch Foundation, Mr. Hooks was executive director and chief operating officer of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University from 2005 until 2014 where he led strategy and oversaw the programs and operations of the organization.

Mr. Hooks joined Mercatus in 2000 and prior to taking on the COO role, he was director of Mercatus’s Global Prosperity Initiative and Social Change Project, and helped to develop and manage Mercatus’s Enterprise Africa project that examined the role that entrepreneurship plays in economics development.

A graduate of the University of Michigan, Mr. Hooks lives in Alexandria, Virginia with his wife and daughter.

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