About Us

About Us – Principal Consultant

Brian Sobel

BrianSobelBrian Sobel is the principal consultant for Sobel Communications, located in Petaluma, California. Sobel has many years of experience in the corporate and public sectors.

He spent several years working for a major corporation as a writer, training consultant and video producer. He has been the principal consultant for Sobel Communications for over twenty-five years.

In the public sector Sobel has served as a planning commissioner, city council member and vice mayor of Petaluma, California and was a candidate for the California State Assembly.

Sobel is past chairman of the Sonoma County Transportation Authority. He was appointed by the Governor of California and served for ten years as a member and one term as president of the 4th Agricultural District Board of Directors. Sobel is also a former member of the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District Board of Directors.

His non-profit services include duties as president of the Board of Directors of Northbay Ecumenical Homes and a corporate officer and trustee of the Cedars Foundation of Ross.

Sobel is also past-president of the Board of Directors of the Petaluma Area Chamber of Commerce and is currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Bank of Marin, headquartered in Novato, California.

Sobel is the author of two books and an anthology and has contributed to or been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Fortune and numerous other national publications.

Specializing in politics and military history, Sobel also currently provides political analysis and commentary for KTVU TV2, the Fox affiliate in the San Francisco Bay Area, along with numerous other media outlets. Sobel has contributed to a variety of military magazines and has often appeared on radio and television discussing military, historic and current affairs.