Brian McCollum

Senior IT Specialist

Brian McCollum, Senior IT Specialist, brings years of project management, systems administration, and data protection to The Water Institute of the Gulf.

McCollum came to the Water Institute after five years at Louisiana’s Workers’ Compensation Corporation where he served as an Information Security Analyst and Network Specialist. In this role, McCollum led several teams focusing on a variety of topics including implementation of IT security measures, cloud migration and strategic change management. Brian also served as chairman of a 14-member Cornerstone Committee, tasked with upholding company values, orienting & mentoring new employees, and revamping the employee recognition program.

Previously, McCollum was a Support System Analyst with Amedisys Healthcare in Baton Rouge and was an IT Consultant/ System Administrator with Innovative Networks in Baton Rouge, where he started as a Field Support Technician and worked his way to IT Consultant, managing relationships with clients. Outside of work, he is a professional photographer and owner of House Prieur Photography LLC.