Brian Titus, CAFM is the Chief Operating Officer of the Osoyoos Indian Band Development Corporation. Brian is a member of the Trondek Hwechin of Dawson City Yukon, and has lived in British Columbia since 1987. Brian has been an Accountant for various First Nation organizations over the years, such as the Sto:lo Nation, Chehalis, and the Osoyoos Indian Band Development Corporation.
Brian started his career with Albion Fisheries in Vancouver, B.C., where he soon became the Senior Accountant of the company, managing its Finance Department. Later, he worked for the Sto:lo Nation in Chilliwack, B.C. as the Finance Manager for the Child Welfare program, and later as Financial Advisor for the Sto:lo Nation Fisheries Authority. In 1993, Brian joined the Chehalis Indian Band in Agassiz, B.C. as the Finance & Public Works Manager. In 2003, Brian became Chief Financial Officer of the Osoyoos Indian Band Development Corporation where he was responsible for controlling the financial affairs of the nine companies under Osoyoos Indian Band corporate veil. Other key responsibilities of Brian's included strategic planning, land purchases, corporate taxation strategy, policy development, and research new business opportunities. In 2011, Titus became the Chief Operating Officer of the Osoyoos Indian Band Development Corporation. As the Chief Operating Officer, Brian works closely with the Executive Management Team directing them to achieve the vision and strategic goals of the OIBDC. Brian oversees and supports the effective operations of all Band businesses while seeking new business opportunities and negotiating land leases on the Bands behalf. Brian works closely with his direct reports of the Chief Operating Officer, the Human Resources Manager, and the Business Development Officer.
Brian holds many positions as President of the Aboriginal Financial Officer’s Association BC Chapter, Vice President of NK’Mip Cellars, and a Board member of the First Nations Financial Management Board of Canada. Brian's previous speaking engagements include the Canada Council for Aboriginal Business, the B.C. Business Council, the Aboriginal Aquaculture Industry of British Columbia, the Industry Council of Aboriginal Business, and the Aboriginal Financial Officers of Canada.