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brown-marie30mfMarie E. Brown

Senior Director, Corporate and Government Relations
Thread, Inc.

To Marie E. Brown, speaking the truth, even when it is unpopular, is her life mantra. This philosophy has led her from working for the Bush and Obama administrations to Thread, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to engaging underperforming high school students.

Prior to her current role as senior director of corporate and government relations, Brown acted as senior adviser to the Thread CEO and led efforts to overhaul the organization’s growth strategy.

As a result, Brown helped the organization grow from a small nonprofit serving 303 students to a mid-sized organization serving over 3,000 students.

Brown’s unique capabilities, according to Sarah Hemminger, CEO of Thread, Inc., is “her commitment to follow words with deeds and to hold herself and those around her to the highest standards.”

“Put simply, Marie is not satisfied until the job is done,” Hemminger says.

This commitment is what helped launch her into her current role as director of corporate and government relations.

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