Lane Brooks is the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officers for Food & Water Watch and Food & Water Action Fund and serves as Assistant Secretary to the Boards. He has overall responsibility for administration, finances, human resources, IT, and development. Lane has more than 35 years of 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, and served on the organization’s management team. Previously, he worked for advocacy and performing arts organizations in Washington and Denver. Lane has also served as a leader in Washington, DC’s philanthropic community as President of the city’s chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, as well as conference chair, and, on several occasions, speaker at fund raising conferences. Lane currently serves on the Advisory Council of the DMA NonProfit Federation as Chair of its Government Affairs Committee and is Secretary of the Fairfax County Park Foundation. Lane has a B.A. in broadcast journalism from Louisiana State University. He can be reached lbrooks(at)fwwatch.org.