Eric Brown has extensive experience in the area of sexual and reproductive health and rights. He has worked with a wide range of organizations and not for profits in the United States, Africa, and Europe as Communications Director at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. In this role he creating strategies for the foundation’s own organizational communications and worked closely with the foundation’s programs and grantees, helping to design and implement communications strategies in global development, reproductive health, environment, education, philanthropy, and the performing arts. He has provide strategic communications support and training for Hewlett Foundation grantee organizations in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, South Africa, Ghana, and Burkina Faso.
Eric helped to design the strategy for Hewlett’s $50 million Special Initiative to Reduce the Need for Abortion that worked across party lines to provide reproductive health services to women in the United States.
- Communication strategy
- Policy communications
- Communications training
Eric was the communications director at the Center for a New American Dream, a nonprofit organization in the Washington, D.C., area. Prior to that, he was press secretary and speechwriter for Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez, a seven-term member of Congress from New York. As a political media consultant, Eric produced hundreds of television and radio ads for U.S. Senate, Congressional, and statewide campaigns for Alexandria, Virginia-based Murphy Putnam Media.
- Associate, Baird’s CMC
- Principal, Brownbridge Strategies