Our Team

Brian Cook

Account Engagement Associate

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Brian Cook (he/him/his) has always had passion for education, and he spent the first eight years of his career as a teacher and director of high school fine arts programs. Throughout his time as Associate Director in Student Services, Brian gained a knowledge of and appreciation for the challenges that university leaders face regarding program development and retention. Now, he calls on this broad experience daily in his role as a Credo Account Engagement Associate.   

Harnessing Data to Improve the Student Experience  

At Pearson, Brian developed deep expertise in the art and science of retention, including harnessing qualitative and quantitative data to drive changes in the student experience. He also gained experience in partner engagement, budgeting and forecasting, cross-functional communication, learning management system coordination, and data presentations. At Credo, Brian draws on these skills—and more—as he creates proposals and supports client engagement.   

“I am passionate about supporting institutional leaders in reaching their goals through innovative—and even disruptive—ideas to drive positive change.”

Hooked on the Outdoors 

An avid fly fisherman, Brian enjoys spending his free time outside with his partner, Robyn, and their children, Joanna and Harrison. He also participates in habitat rehabilitation projects and fundraising activities designed to engage young people from underserved communities in the outdoors.  

More About Brian

  • Education & Certifications
    • M.A., Music Education, Michigan State University 
    • B.A., Music Education, Michigan State University 
  • Previous Roles
    • Associate Director, Interim Partnership Director, and Retention Manager, Pearson Online Learning Services 
    • Director of Bands, Edmond North High School, Edmond, Okla. 
    • Music Teacher/Mentor Program Coordinator – Air Force Academy High School, Chicago, IL 
  • StrengthFinders Profile
    • Restorative
    • Learner
    • Achiever
    • Responsibility
    • Intellection

External Relations Team

Brian is part of the External Relations Team. He is proud to work with this team of talented individuals.