John Briel

Development Officer

Professional Bio

John brings several years of experience in the nonprofit and government sectors to FMR. Prior to his current position, John worked as the Corporate & Foundation Relations Manager for an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity, preceded by his role as Development Coordinator for the Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul. John holds a bachelor of science from Georgia Tech and a Master in Urban & Regional Planning from the University of Minnesota’'s Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

FMR Role

In his role as Development Associate, John supports the development team to grow financial resources, expand membership and cultivate meaningful relationships with donors, sponsors and partners. These efforts help to sustain FMR’s mission to protect, restore and enhance the Mississippi River and its watershed in our region.

Personal Details

On a regular basis, John enjoys exploring and frequenting the Twin Cities’ robust park system — whether on a run, hike or a refreshing swim —as well as attending and supporting the region’s diverse array of arts and cultural offerings. He enjoys traveling both nationally and internationally with friends and family to national parks, cities and museums. 

Contact John by email,, or phone, 651-222-2193 x19.