Carl E. Brown, Jr., Executive Director of the Center for Minority Business Development (CMBD) at Prince Georges Community College has over 25 years of experience in business development, contract management, and procurement. Mr. Brown earned his MGA in State and Local Government at the University of Maryland, University College, a B.A., in Broadcast Management from Howard University, and several Masters and Executive Leadership certificates in contract compliance, leadership development, and human resources management.
As Executive Director of CMBD, Mr. Brown is charged with accelerating the development of minority-owned businesses and expanding the minority entrepreneurial community through a focus on capacity building and cultivating strong business leaders. CMBD is the only program of its kind in the Washington Metropolitan area where the road to minority contracting success starts on the campus of a community college. As a result of his commitment and dedication to the minority business owner, Mr. Brown has had over 2000 business owners to register for CMBD workshops and training. Through his guidance and leadership, Mr. Brown has successfully led and graduated several classes of minority-owned construction firms to compete for larger scale construction projects such as the National Harbor and Tanger Outlets.
Carl Brown is also Executive Producer of two CMBD’s television shows, “Emerging Business Report” and “Growing Pains” both are 30-minute weekly TV shows that highlight the challenges and success stories of minority business owners in the Washington Metropolitan area. The shows provide viewers with the tips and tools of having a winning approach in the marketplace and a commitment to long-term economic power. Additionally, he has written articles on minority business development for the Washington Informer newspaper, he has been featured in several newspapers and magazines such as the Afro, Gazette, Bowie Blade, and the Prince George’s Suite to name a few.
Prior to joining CMBD, Mr. Brown was the manager of Business Development and the Disabled Business Enterprise (DBE) Program at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). He has held executive positions with Verizon and Pepsi-Cola.
Mr. Brown is also a leader in the community, serving on several boards and commissions including President of Northview Elementary PTA and Assistant Den Leader Cub Scouts Pack 1559, formerly a commissioner on the Prince George’s County Human Relations Commission as well as Past President of the Metropolitan Washington Chapter of the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials. Carl has received numerous awards for his work.
Mr. Brown is married with two children.