Director of Community Outreach
Brian Love is the director of community outreach at the Education Trust Midwest where he works with community partners to advance a shared priority of educational excellence and equity for Michigan students.
Love has been in professional politics for nearly twenty years. His focus began by conducting political campaigns on the local, state and federal levels in the state of Michigan. He has also managed and implemented community outreach operations for several legislators in the Michigan.
After working for the Michigan Democratic Party as a political director and their base vote director during the 2004 Presidential campaign cycle, he began running constituent outreach programs for local campaigns for Michigan State Representatives and State Senators.
This experience led Love to become urban/external affairs director for the Michigan House of Representatives in 2007. Beginning in late 2010, he spent a year consulting on local campaigns and enjoying time with his family. In 2012, Love became campaign manager for Congressman Gary Peters. Following that victory, he became the lobbyist/outreach director for StudentsFirst Michigan, which was a national education reform organization.
He is the former public affairs director for the Greater Detroit Area Health Council and an education blogger for Education Post. You can read his work on the Detroit School Talk blog.
His love for politics comes from the passion he learned from his great professors at Morehouse College as a Political Science major. He is a proud veteran Marine who served his nation honorably. Today, he continues to help and support Marines and other veterans as they acclimate to today’s world. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Lonita and is the proud father of his son, Jamario, and daughter, Tori.