Brian Willis is a 3rd-generation Hillsborough County native. He grew up in Carrollwood, graduated from Tampa Bay Tech, fished in his grandfather's pond in East Hillsborough, and now lives with his wife, Phuong, in Tampa.
Brian has been a leader in the community for years, working to make Hillsborough County a better place for everyone. Brian is Vice-Chair of the Metropolitan Planning Organization's Citizen Advisory Committee and previously served on both the Hillsborough County Commission's Citizen Advisory Committee (2010-2012) and the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transit Authority Citizen Advisory Committee (2009-2011).
Brian is the founder of Connect Tampa Bay, serves on the board of the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, has helped raise money for domestic violence victims, and has given time to everything from local hospitals to encouraging local students to get into college and beyond.