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Ms. Brown is Executive Director of New York City Ballet and the David H. Koch Theater, overseeing the management and administrative functions of the Ballet and the Theater, and managing a budget of approximately $98 million.

Prior to her position at NYCB, Ms. Brown was the Chief Operating Officer of WNYC Radio from 2008-2009, overseeing all business and management aspects of the nation's largest public radio station. She also led a number of the organization's special initiatives, including the launch of its Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, and helped manage the acquisition of the classical music station WQXR.

Ms. Brown served in various capacities at Jazz at Lincoln Center (JALC) from 1997-2007. As Executive Director from 2005-2007 she was responsible for oversight of all aspects of the organization's operations, including JALC year-round concert, touring, media and educational activities and the operations of Frederick P. Rose Hall.  In the years prior as Vice President of Development, she led a capital campaign raising $132 million to design and construct JALC's new home, Frederick P. Rose Hall.

Earlier on, Ms. Brown held senior positions in fundraising at The New York Public Library and New York City Ballet, and served in various capacities at the National Endowment for the Arts culminating with Acting Director of the Dance program.

She is a past member of the Board of Trustees of Dance/USA and served as its Treasurer and Chair of its Finance Committee, Audit Committee and its Managers Council made up of the country’s largest dance companies, and remains a non-Board member of its Audit Committee.  She is currently a member of the Board of her alma mater, Randolph College. 

Ms. Brown has served as a dance panelist for the Department of Cultural Affairs, and has been a frequent commentator on business and the arts on various media outlets such as CNN, Bloomberg News, Fox Business Network, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, among others. In 2017 Brown was named by Dance Magazine as one of the most influential people in dance today.

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