Brown will organize, provide guidance to, and implement the orchestra's diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts into the community.
A Harvard University graduate, he has held positions at Interact for Health, a non-profit based in Cincinnati, in addition to other non-profits including the Greater Cincinnati Foundation and KnowledgeWorks. He also served as the Director of Multicultural Enrollment Services at Miami University.
He will play a key role in the senior management team and will report to Cincinnati Symphony's President and CEO, Jonathan Martin.
"A big part of this work is helping this orchestra to become a better, more accessible, and more relevant community partner, so that people of all ages and races will find some belonging in the symphony and its work — and so we can help create pipelines for musicians who may not have a clear path to this ultimate level of performance," Brown said.
"There are a lot of programs already underway that are doing great things. We’re going to build on those, and hold ourselves accountable to making a huge difference, both internally and externally."