Lane Brooks is the chief operating officer for Food & Water Watch with overall responsibility for operations including administration, finances, human resources, IT, and development. Food & Water Watch is a consumer advocacy organization working for safe food and clean water, a national leader in the move to ban fracking, the promotion of tap water over bottled water, and the advancement of sustainable food practices without genetically modified organisms.
Mr. Brooks has more than 30 years experience in nonprofit fundraising and management. Most recently, he served as the director of development at Public Citizen for nine years where he was responsible for the organization’s earned and contributed income programs. Previously, he led fund raising efforts for national advocacy and performing arts organizations.
Mr. Brooks has also served as a leader in Washington, DC’s philanthropic community as President of the Washington DC chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and is currently a member of Direct Marketing Association NonProfit Federation Advisory Council.