Prior to becoming Valley Leadership’s CEO, Brown was CEO of Home Matters and executive director of the National NeighborWorks Association, working in both capacities to raise national awareness of the need for better homes and communities across the country. Valley Leadership is the premier leadership program, boasting a proven and longstanding track record of making deep impacts on the community by empowering, leveraging and mobilizing leaders to meaningfully impact the most pressing issues facing Arizona.
After working in Washington, D.C., Brown learned that “who you know determines what you get done” and communities are where people can get big things done. An ardent believer in brand narratives, storytelling and the principles of doing, Brown is also leading Home Matters to Arizona, the first statewide initiative for the national Home Matters movement, together with First Place AZ CEO Denise D. Resnik and other tri-sector leaders throughout Arizona committed to advancing affordable housing 2.0.
Brown holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Arizona and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Southern California. He also received a certificate from Stanford University’s Executive Program for Non-Profit Leaders in 2013.