Brian Sewell

Associate Director of Foundation and Corporate Relations

Brian Sewell joined the Appalachian Trail Conservancy in fall 2023 to deepen partnerships with our foundation and corporate supporters. He has worked in various fundraising and communications roles at environmental nonprofits for nearly 15 years. Most recently, he served as director of development at the Just Transition Fund, where he helped mobilize philanthropic resources for local economic development in energy communities.

Brian previously worked for 10 years with the regional advocacy group Appalachian Voices, where from 2016 to 2021 he was director of strategic advancement. In that role, Brian led the organization’s grants program and foundation stewardship efforts, managed projects including annual and year-end reports, helped oversee program evaluation, and served on the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and strategic planning core teams.

Brian has a B.A. in Communications from the College of Charleston. He lives in Charlottesville, Va., with his wife and their two sons.