Mr. Brian Grove

Division of Student Affairs

West Chester University

Dr. Matthew Bricketto
238 Sykes Student Union
West Chester, PA 19383

Mr. Brian Grove, '95

Brian, a graduate of WCU, earned a BA in political science and public administration. He later attended Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government earning a certificate in Strategic Leadership for State Executives.

Brian is director of corporate development for Chesapeake Energy Corporation’s Eastern Division, where he leads the company’s regional efforts in community engagement, public education and communications.

Prior to joining Chesapeake, Brian served as chief of staff to Pennsylvania State Senator Lisa Baker, where he worked on issues ranging from public health and welfare to economic development and emergency management. He is the former executive director of Back Mountain Recreation, Inc., were he worked to develop regional recreation facilities and green space. Brian served as a junior staff member of former Governor Tom Ridge, later becoming deputy director of operations and then rising to a cabinet-level post as director of the Governor’s Office of Public Liaison, where he later continued to serve under Governor Mark Schweiker.

While at WCU, Brian was vice president of Kappa Delta Rho fraternity. He served as vice president and then president of the InterFraternity Council and was vice president of the Northeast InterFraternity Conference.

He is currently on the board of directors of the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Business and Industry, the United Way of Wyoming Valley, Memorial Hospital in Towanda, Pennsylvania Environmental Council and an advisory board member to the Institute for Public Policy and Economic Development in Scranton.

Brian is married to Dr. Renee Grove, a pharmacist at Tyler Memorial Hospital. They reside in Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania with their two children, Anna and Jack.