Brian Hook advises corporations and nonprofits on international strategy, political risk, and strategic planning.
Brian was assistant secretary of state for international organizations from 2008 to 2009. He oversaw American foreign policy at the United Nations and other international organizations, managing a $3.5 billion budget and global staff of 318 civil and foreign service officers. Prior to this position, he served in New York as a senior advisor to the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations from 2006 to 2008.
From 2004 to 2006, he worked at the White House as a special assistant to the president for policy, Office of the Chief of Staff. He had previously served at the Department of Justice as counsel in the Office of Legal Policy from 2003 to 2004.
Brian practiced corporate law at Hogan & Hartson in Washington, D.C. from 1999-2003. He has also served as deputy legislative liaison for Iowa Governor Terry E. Branstad, and as a legislative aide to U.S. Congressman James A. Leach.
Brian earned a law degree from the University of Iowa; a master’s degree in philosophy from Boston College; and a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Saint Thomas, Saint Paul, Minn. He is a recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Iowa. He serves on the Board of Trustees of Saint John’s Seminary in Boston.