From: NASA HQ
Posted: Tuesday, April 10, 2001
NASA Administrator Daniel S. Goldin today named Jerry Brown, a senior corporate communications executive, as the Associate Administrator for Public Affairs, effective immediately.
Before joining NASA, Brown was vice president for Walls Communications, Inc., based in Washington, DC, where he served as senior counsel to the firm's Fortune 100 clients. Brown has more than twenty years experience in international, corporate and federal government communications.
"Jerry Brown has a distinguished track record of innovation and team building," said Administrator Goldin. "His diverse background and legacy of achievement will be important assets to this agency."
In 1992, Brown was appointed deputy director of the Office of External Affairs for the U.S. Agency for International Development for the Administration of President George Bush. In that capacity he managed press relations. Brown also served as the director of public affairs at the Federal Transit Administration for the U.S. Department of Transportation.
As a public relations director, Brown developed media relations programs for Winrock International, Winthrop Rockefeller's global philanthropic organization, and he is one of only three westerners to serve as an international representative in Saudi Arabia for the largest public relations firm in the Pan-Arab world, Tihama.
Brown also has extensive experience in the oil and gas industries where he worked as an editor for Exxon Company USA, based in Houston, TX.
A native of Kansas City, MO, Brown has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Houston. He currently lives in Arlington, VA.
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