EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS
Outfront Media, LLC,
PROFESSIONAL BIOGRAPHY: Mr. Brooks serves as the Executive Vice President of Government Affairs for Outfront Media. Outfront Media is a leading global media company with preeminent positions in Outdoor Advertising. Mr. Brooks is responsible for creating and maintaining governmental and public affairs activities, compliance, community outreach, policy direction and fundraising activities for the United States and Canada. Mr. Brooks oversees an internal government affairs team of 11 and over 70 contract lobbyists nationwide. Mr. Brooks is responsible for providing regular updates on legislative issues and strategies to the Outfront Media Executive Committee.
Mr. Brooks was appointed under the Obama Administration on December 4, 2014 to the Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Services and Financial Industries (ITAC 10) by the Former United States Secretary of Commerce, Honorable Penny Pritzker and the Former United States Trade Representative, Honorable Michael Forman. Mr. Brooks was reappointed under the Trump Administration on February 28, 2018 by the United States Secretary of Commerce, Honorable Wilbur Ross and the United States Trade Representative, Honorable Robert E. Lighthizer. Industry Trade Advisory Committee (ITAC) is a unique public-private partnership jointly managed by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Office of United States Trade Representative (USTR). Mr. Brooks provides detailed policy and technical advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Commerce and The United States Trade Representative regarding trade barriers, negotiations of trade agreements, and implementation of existing trade agreements affecting industry sectors; and perform other advisory functions relevant to U.S. trade policy matters. Mr. Brooks holds security clearance at the “Secret” level. His term will expire on February 14, 2022.
In 2003, Mr. Brooks was appointed by San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown, Jr. to the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) and re-appointed by Mayor Gavin Newsom (current Governor of State of California) in 2004. Mr. Brooks served as the Vice President of the Commission in 2006 and served as the Commission President in 2007. Mr. Brooks was instrumental in creating the San Francisco bio-fuels program and solar programs at Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco International Airport, and the Southeast Wastewater Treatment Plant. In 2005 Mr. Brooks helped create the San Francisco Public Utilities Power Enterprise. The PUC’s Hetch Hetchy Water and Power was divided into two distinct enterprises. The Power Enterprise focuses on providing adequate and reliable supplies of electric power to meet the municipal requirements of the City and County of San Francisco, including power to operate Muni streetcars and electric buses, street and traffic lights, municipal buildings and other City facilities, including the Airport; provides power as well as to the Modesto and Turlock Irrigation districts, and to other commercial customers consistent with prescribed contractual obligations and federal law. Mr. Brooks served as the Director of Administrative Services for the City and County of San Francisco under the appointment of Mayor Willie L. Brown, Jr. Mr. Brooks was responsible for policy and planning for 14 city departments, various city programs, over 300 employees, and a budget of $94.6 million dollars.
In his position as Director of Community and Public Relations for the United States Navy from 1996 to 1998, Mr. Brooks was responsible for public policy for one third of the base closures in the United States. As a contractor, Mr. Brooks was a Pentagon Advisor to the Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Environmental Securities. Through his broad range of experience, he is recognized as an authority on issues relating to the environment, clean technology, public policy and city management.
Mr. Brooks was appointed by Governor Schwarzenegger in 2008 to the California Board of Pharmacy, Mr. Brooks was re-appointed to additional 4-year terms in 2010 and in 2016 by Governor Jerry Brown. The Board of Pharmacy protects and promotes the health and safety of Californians by pursuing the highest quality of pharmacist’s care and the appropriate use of pharmaceuticals through education, communication, licensing, legislation, regulation, and enforcement. Mr. Brooks is a former member of the New Motor Vehicle Board (Senate Rules appointment 2006 and re-appointed in 2010/14), and former member of the Little Hoover Commission (Senate Rules appointment 2007).
Mr. Brooks is a member of the California International Relations Foundation (California Senate non-profit). The Foundation supports the California State Senate in furthering the exchange of international economic, educational and cultural information between government leaders and other citizens of foreign countries. As an active board member since 2003, Mr. Brooks has traveled with Senate Delegations to Russia, France, Argentina, Brazil, China, Vietnam, Switzerland, Germany, and South Africa.
Mr. Brooks received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from San Diego State University.
Mr. Brooks was named by the San Francisco Sun Reporter as one of the Talented 100 African Americans in the Bay Area.