Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading African Americans Gerald Brown
“I am truly honored to serve the Middle Tennessee community as the Chief Executive Officer for Dismas, Inc.! I hope to galvanize the community, enrich the lives our clients, and raise awareness about the work Dismas does in the community. I look forward to the opportunity and the privilege of supporting people in their greatest time of need.”
With over a decade of experience in the non-profit sector, Mr. Brown most recently served as Executive Director of Development for The Nashville Salvation Army. Prior to his service to The Salvation Army, Gerald oversaw advancement for the Boy Scouts of America, as there Chief Development Officer. In addition to his fundraising prowess, Gerald’s approach to leadership is innovative and impactful! Mr. Brown also served as a Resident Counselor at Cedar Grove Treatment Facility in Murfreesboro. There, he gained hands on experience what the needs are of at-risk youth and their families.
As a Collegiate football player at Middle Tennessee State University, Mr. Brown transferred the skills acquired on the playing field to a summer youth ministry for at-risk youth in Antioch, TN. The camp was started by Mr. Brown and several community leaders to teach high school aged boys the fundamentals of teamwork, leadership, and attitude. Gerald has also been an active member of several civic organizations such as the Lebanon and Hermitage Rotary Clubs, Young Nonprofit Professionals and currently serves as President-Elect for The Association of Fundraising Professionals – Middle TN chapter, in addition to being an active volunteer ambassador for the Williamson County Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Brown is a native of Memphis, TN but has called Middle Tennessee home for the past eighteen years. He and his wife, Danielle, have two daughters.