Board of Directors

Brian M. Sobel

Principal Consultant, Sobel Communications

Brian M. Sobel is the principal consultant of Sobel Communications of Petaluma, a media and governmental relations firm. He spent ten years as a city council member in Petaluma and served as chair of the Sonoma County Transportation Authority. He also served as a board member of the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District for fourteen years and was a two-term governor’s appointee to the 4th Agricultural District Board of Directors. Additionally, Mr. Sobel was president of a nonprofit housing group, corporate officer and trustee of the Cedars Foundation of Ross, and president of the Petaluma Area Chamber of Commerce. Educated at San Francisco State University, he has authored two books and an anthology and prior to 1987 worked for a major corporation as a writer, training consultant and video producer.  Mr. Sobel also provides political analysis for numerous media outlets, including KTVU Fox2, in the San Francisco Bay Area.