Christopher Brown is Genesys Works’ Vice President, Strategic Philanthropy & Community Development. In preparation for national expansion, Chris is responsible for leading the growth and diversification of funding strategies and partnerships for Genesys Works to drive the goals and objectives defined by our strategic priorities.
Chris was the Director of Strategic Initiatives at BUILD, and Vice President of Regional Management & Growth and Executive Director for BUILD’s Washington DC office. Before joining BUILD, Chris served as Project Manager for College Summit’s research and development team at the national headquarters. Chris also served as Program Director for the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship New York Metro office. In 2001, he launched the social enterprise Youth Action in Johannesburg South Africa. Chris was also a founding staff member for City Year Washington DC and an AmeriCorps member at City Year Boston.
Chris was an NYU Reynolds Graduate Fellow in Social Entrepreneurship at NYU, during which time he also taught entrepreneurship through NYC. A graduate of Valparaiso University, Chris was awarded the Distinguished Young Alumni Award, is a Comcast National Leadership Award Winner, a Coro Leadership New York and Leadership Greater Washington member.