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Ronald Wellington Brown

Ronald Wellington Brown, American lawyer, educator, consultant, entrepreneur. Bar: New York 1975, United States District Court (southern and eastern districts) New York 1975, United States Court 2nd District Court of Appea circuit) 1975, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1978. Named Black Achiever in Industry, Harlem Young Men’s Christian Association, 1984.

Background

  • Brown, Ronald Wellington was born on October 17, 1945. Son of Leroy Harry and Mollie (Fitch) Brown.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Rutgers University, 1967. Juris Doctor, Harvard University, 1971. Master of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1973.

      Postgraduate, Columbia University, 1975.

    Career

    • From attorney legal department to staff counsel litigation ITT, New York City, 1973—1984, staff counsel litigation, 1984—1985. Director N. American commonwealth antipiracy operations Motion Picture Association American, 1986—1987. Real estate development and property management New Jersey Transit Corporation, Newark, 1988.

      Executive vice president Reed, Brown Consulting Group, Montclair, since 1991. Director business affairs Norjean Entertainment Management, New York City, 1997—2002. Chief fiscal, legal and legislation affairs Office Information Technology, State of New Jersey, Trenton, since 2003.

      Visiting professor Huston-tillotson College, Austin, Texas, 1978. Of counsel Spooner & Burnett, New York City, 1997—1997. President, Chief Executive Officer BRS & W Productions, Incorporated, New York York City, 1992—1994.

      Adjunct professor law school Rutgers University, 1995. Secretary, director, member executive committee Studio Museum in Harlem, New York City, 1979—1981.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: New York 1975, United States District Court (southern and eastern districts) New York 1975, United States Court 2nd District Court of Appea circuit) 1975, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1978.

    Works

    • Author: (non-fiction) Economic and Trade Related Aspects of Transborder Flow: Elements of A Code for Transnational Commerce, 1986, Legal Aspects of Doing Business in the Middle East, 1975, Joint Ventures: A Tool for Small, Women, and Minority Owned Businesses, 2000, Economic Development Handbook: Urban Enterprise Zones and Other Tools, 2000. Contributor articles to professional journals. Editor (member board editors): (law review) Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, 1969-1971.

      Executive producer(articles editor): (law review) Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, 1970.

    Politics

    The commitment of individual Christians to work for social and political change should be recognized as a fully legitimate form of Christian discipleship.

    Religion

    When anybody starts to follow the way of Jesus, it means to share his relationship with God as Father.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    The distinctive feature of the Methodist Church is that lay people are involved in decision making.

    Membership

    Director Operation Crossroads Africa, Incorporated, New York York City, since 1976, vice president, 1981—1986. President, executive director, chief operating officer Sammy Davis Junior National Liver Institute, 1988—1991. Moderator White House Conference Small Business, 1995.

    Member small business committee Prosperity New Jersey, 1996—2001. Member New Jersey Board Public Utilities Supplier Diversity Council, since 1997. Chairman New Jersey United Minority Business Brain Trust, 1997—2000, United States Small Business Administration, 1999.

    Chief Executive Officer W.F. Golf Enterprises, Inc., since 2000. Member environmental commission Township of Monclair, 2002—2003. Chairman staff parish relations committee St. Marks United Methodist Church, 1998—2000, vice chairman Church council, since 2001, chairman finance committee, since 2005.

    Member Board Education, Montclair, New Jersey, since 1986, vice president, 1987, president, since 1988. Board directors One Hundred Black Men, New York City, 1982—1988, 1st vice president, 1985—1987. Board director Friends of the Davis Center for the Performing Arts, 1987—1988, Leonard Davis Center for the Performing Arts, New York City, 1984—1989.

    Member Planning board Township of Montclair, 1997—2003. Member of American Bar Association (member council, chairman Euripean law committee, section international law and practice 1984-1986, associate editor International Law News 1983-1986), Association Technology Procurement Professionals, Technology Finance Mgmt.Assn., Association of Technology Professional, Information Technology Finance Management Association, Harvard Law School Association New Jersey, Union International des Avocats, American Society International Law, International Law Association, New York State Bar Association, Association Bar City New York (chairman subcommittee on federal legislation of committee on art law 1983-1986), American Arbitration Association, Garden State Bar Association (associate), Omega Psi Phi.

    Connections

    • Married Geraldine Reed, August 20, 1972. Children: Kimberly Diana, Michael David.
    • father: Leroy Harry Brown
    • mother: Mollie (Fitch) Brown
    • spouse: Geraldine Reed
    • children: Kimberly Diana Brown
    • Michael David Brown
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    Born October 17, 1945
    (age 71)
    Nationality
    • 1967
      Rutgers University
    • 1971
      Harvard University
    • 1973
      Harvard University
    • 1975
      Columbia University
    • 1973 - 1984
      From attorney, legal department to staff counsel litigation International Telephone & Telegraph Corporation
    • 1986 - 1987
      director, N. American commonwealth antipiracy operations Motion Picture Association American
    • 1988
      real estate development and property management, New Jersey Transit Corporation
      Newark, Ohio, United States
    • 1991
      executive, vice president Reed
      Montclair, California, United States
    • 1997 - 2002
      director, business affairs Norjean Entertainment Management
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