Mr. Arthur “Art” Brown is a member of the U.S. Foreign Service with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) assigned as Mission Director to USAID/Nicaragua. Prior to his Managua position, Mr. Brown served as the USAID/DRC Deputy Mission Director in Kinshasa. Before joining the DRC team, Mr. Brown represented USAID at the National Defense University (NDU) where he attended the National War College (NWC). Mr. Brown has served in a senior leadership capacity within the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA) and he has worked in several USAID Missions including Nigeria, Guinea & Sierra Leone, and regional operations out of Botswana covering Namibia with extended TDYs to USAID/Madagascar, and to USAID/Benin as Acting Director.
Prior to his Foreign Service career at USAID, Mr. Brown worked as a Senior Manager for the JHPIEGO Corporation’s Maternal Neonatal Child Health program, and he has served in a variety of civic and charitable organizations providing domestic community service in Washington, DC at the Women Infants and Children (WIC) welfare program, health services at The Washington Free Clinic, and Mr. Brown has also served as an Executive Board Member for the Baltimore based Ashburton Community Association. Mr. Brown was a Rural Community Development Extension Agent in the Republic of Bénin, West Africa, Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs where he was a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer.
Mr. Brown holds an M.B.A. from Johns Hopkins University, an M.S. in National Security Strategy from NDU, and a B.A. from the University of Virginia. He holds various USAID Meritorious Honor Awards, and the Administrator’s Management Improvement Award, along with Special Act, Meritorious Group, and Teamwork Awards. Mr. Brown also is a distinguished recipient of the U.S. Peace Corps’ Franklin H. Williams award for Outstanding Community Leaders.
Last updated: March 14, 2013