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President and Senior Associate Brian W. Martin leads the company and supports his colleagues in serving clients. Since joining History Associates in 1984 he has worked with hundreds of corporate and government clients to answer their historical questions, tell their stories, and manage their records. To establish the historical facts at issue in a variety of legal matters, Dr. Martin has developed research plans and led projects that examine historical developments in the chemical, petroleum, aerospace, nuclear, metals, electrical, transportation, and other industries. He is an expert in gaining access to public records and researching the historical context of American business-government relations, the military-industrial complex, and environmental regulation. He has also investigated water rights issues, Native American claims, occupational health matters, and government contract disputes. Dr. Martin has provided expert witness testimony in several cases.
Dr. Martin directed various historical projects for a major energy company celebrating its centennial and wrote a labor relations history for a federal power marketing administration. He also coordinates History Associates’ role with the Lockheed Martin team building the multi-million-dollar Electronic Records Archive for the National Archives and Records Administration. Since 2005 he has served on the board as treasurer of the National Coalition for History.
Dr. Martin earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Gettysburg College, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa. He earned his master’s degree in applied history and social science and his Ph.D. in history and policy from Carnegie Mellon University.