Brian Burton relocated from Dallas to Las Vegas in April of 2011 to become President and CEO of Three Square Food Bank. Since his arrival, Brian has helped Three Square develop into the fastest growing food bank in the nation. With his strong leadership and passionate vision for a hunger-free community, Southern Nevada’s only food bank has established itself as a trailblazer in the field of food sourcing and distribution.
In 2015, Three Square distributed more than 38 million pounds of food and grocery product, the equivalent of more than 31 million meals and a record for the organization. Three Square works with a service network of nearly 1,300 community partners including nonprofit and faith-based organizations, schools and feeding sites, which help Three Square serve more than 137,000 individuals monthly.
Three Square, which has been in operation since 2007, is a member of Feeding America, a national network of member food banks that engage our country in the fight to end hunger.
Brian’s career began as a controller for Centex Homes, but quickly evolved into humanitarian work after serving as an associate pastor at a Baptist church in Dallas, Texas. He then served for 14 years as Executive Director at the Wilkinson Center, a faith-based nonprofit organization lifting people out of poverty through education and emergency services.
Brian is a native of Little Rock, Ark., and holds a MBA degree from Louisiana State University and a Master of Divinity from Southern Seminary in Louisville, Ky. When Brian is not working, he enjoys writing, reading, bird-watching, traveling, and hiking up Mt. Charleston with his basset hound.