Urban Roots Selects Brian Stephens as Incoming Executive Director

Brian Stephens Announcement

Urban Roots Selects Brian Stephens as Incoming Executive Director

Scion Executive Search is thrilled that Urban Roots, our phenomenal client and partner, has selected Brian Stephens as the incoming Executive Director! Brian has shared his commitment to expanding support bases for nonprofit organizations for over three decades, always advocating for change and progress. Brian prioritizes fairness and justice in all he does and understands that access to healthy food is an essential starting point for equity.

With core values revolving around social, economic, and environmental well-being, Brian expressed his enthusiasm for joining the team at Urban Roots, sharing, “I am impressed by the remarkable work Urban Roots has undertaken to empower communities through sustainable agriculture and leadership development. As someone who shares these values and is deeply committed to fostering positive change, I am excited at the prospect of leading the organization towards even greater impact and growth.”

Urban Roots envisions a thriving, sustainable, equitable, and just food system cultivated by youth and community members. To achieve that vision, the organization works with youth leaders to grow fresh food and build a community dedicated to achieving food equity. Urban Roots provides paid learning opportunities for teens and young adults that focus on farming and their growth as leaders and agents of change.

Ex Hopson, Executive Search Principal with Scion Executive Search, led this search.