Dr. Brian  McClure

Dr. Brian McClure

Committee of the Whole
Business and Economic Development
Government Operations and Facilities


Brian is the Director of CORE. Prior to joining CORE, Brian served in several leadership capacities for Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie and the Council’s Committee on Business and Economic Development.  There, he helped lead the District’s efforts to operationalize racial equity into the Council’s legislative process. He also helped provide innovative solutions to increase opportunities for the District’s small and local businesses and in particular, Black and minority-owned businesses. 

Brian received his BA in History at Hampton University, an MA in History from North Carolina Central University, and his PhD in US History, African American History, and Atlantic World History from the University of Memphis. When he is not working at CORE, he can be found roaming local bookstores, somewhere in a local archive, barbecuing, or spending time with his wife and two children at their home in Ward 8.