Brian Minear was recently elected to the Sunrise Beach Volunteer Fire Department Board of Directors in 2018. Brian earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Colorado in 1991. He served as Vice President of Engineering for Qualcomm Technologies where he oversaw global software engineering at regional offices in Seoul South Korea, Hyderabad India, Beijing China, Tokyo Japan, Dublin Ireland, Cambridge and Poole England. Brian holds 46 United States Patents and hundreds of international patents covering mobile phone software and services. Brian retired in 2013 to enjoy time with his wife and four children and has been a permanent resident of Sunrise Beach since 2016 where he is a firefighter primarily assigned to Brush One.