Brian R. Gutman
Director of Public Engagement
Brian R. Gutman is the director of public engagement at The Education Trust-Midwest, where he works with a broad range of stakeholders to build a better understanding of what it will take to raise student learning in Michigan.
Most recently, Gutman worked on youth justice policy reform through a public-nonprofit partnership of a Massachusetts state agency and children’s legal advocacy center, as staff counsel and coalition coordinator. Previously, he also served as legislative and budget director to a member of the New York City Council.
A native Michigander, Gutman holds a bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University and a juris doctor from New York Law School. While earning his J.D, Gutman focused on education law and policy, representing clients in special education and school discipline proceedings. He is admitted to practice law in Michigan, Massachusetts and New York.