Brian Egana has been a staple of the Greater New Orleans Area as a community developer and governmental relations guru during his professional career. Brian began Circular Consulting, LLC in 2007 as the primary government relations executive and a principal project manager for government clients. Brian acted as a key liaison and program sub-consultant for the City of New Orleans and its corporate program manager for the largest infrastructure recovery and/or maintenance programs (The New Orleans Recovery Program, and the Sewer System Evaluation and Rehabilitation Program). Brian is recognized as an effective local government relations liaison, and has earned a reputation for identifying and quickly resolving bureaucratic impasses which helps employ hundreds of local workers in large governmental projects. Although he is primarily based in New Orleans, Brian has been effective statewide.
Mr. Egana initially used his governmental relations skills in project management on the first phase of the New Orleans area Disaster Housing Assistance Program (DHAP), acting as a liaison between the municipal government and the program to help provide housing vouchers to displaced and homeless residents of New Orleans. He fused that experience into a project management position with the Louisiana Land Trust, a non-profit agency that was responsible for placing storm-ravaged properties back into commerce within the regulations of parish and police jury regulations, and code enforcement.
Brian developed his skills in constituent relations and legislative research through more than 10 years of experience as a legislative aide for the New Orleans City. Mr. Egana provided an array of government relations and project management services for government, corporate, and non- profit clients. Egana’s greatest work with the City Council, however, stemmed from his work providing constituents with answers to their everyday needs and quality of life issues.
He is a graduate of the New Orleans Public School System (1996); and earned his A.D. in Business Administration from Delgado Community College (2002); and his B.S. in Business Administration from Southern University of New Orleans (2004). He is also a member of the Project Management Institute. He is the winner of the Data News Weekly – Trailblazer Award (June 2004) and You Make A Difference Volunteer Award. He serves on the board at FirstLine Schools, New Orleans Redevelopment Authority (NORA), New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC), Institute for Faith and the Public Square, Community Service Center, Inc., United Way, and the Independent Democratic Electors Association (IDEA).
Brian is a member of Franklin Avenue Baptist church. He is married to Rianne Egana and they have a total of five children.