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Eric Brown

Communications Director

Eric Brown has been the Communications Director for the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation since 2003. He is a member of the board of directors of the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers, as well as the vice-chair of the Communications Network, an organization that works to advance good communications practices in philanthropy.

Eric has also served as the communications director at the Center for a New American Dream, a nonprofit organization in the Washington, D.C., area, and press secretary and speechwriter for Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez, a seven-term member of Congress from New York. As a freelance political media consultant, Eric produced television and radio ads from 1996 to 2002 for U.S. Senate, Congressional, and statewide campaigns for Murphy Putnam Media, a firm based in the Washington DC area. He is also a contributing author of Take Back Your Time (2003, Berrett-Koehler).

He recently received a Master of Liberal Arts degree from Stanford University, where his research focused on African politics. He holds a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of California at Berkeley, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa.