Brien joined Unlimited Potential in 2000. Before coming that, he was the Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations at Albany Medical Center. He also served as Vice President of the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce and worked as Communications Aide to former State Senator Joe Bruno.
He is a graduate of SUNY Oswego, and the Institutes for Organization Management and Leadership Saratoga. Brien has been awarded the Lisa Niles Community Leadership Award and has been recognized by the Saratoga Economic Development Corporation for his community involvement.