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Michael Brown
Consultative Trainer of Trainers , AZ
Phoenix, United States
International Development professional with 23 years of accomplished management experience combining entrepreneurial business acumen with government and nonprofit project administration in roles ranging from Consultant, Project Reconnaissance, Chief of Party and CEO. Forte is in advancing economic development and agriculture/sustainability technology by strategically bridging private and public sector initiatives.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Administration, Management, Accounting/Finance, Procurement
  • Agriculture, Livelihoods, Microfinance, Rural
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy, Political
  • Director, CEO, COP, President
  • Fundraising, Business Development, Grants Writer
Professional Experience:
Mr. Brown brings 23 years of accomplished international management experience combining private business acumen with government and nonprofit project administration in roles ranging from New Business / Project Reconnasaince Management, Consultant, Chief of Party and CEO. He has proven capabilities in building sustainable alliances across industries and government agencies producing sustainable public/private partnerships with equitable profit splits between small producers and large companies. Brown uses demonstrated ability to analyze complex information to later distill into comprehendible strategies to enhance capacity building of individual, project or company. His biological science and entrepreneurial savvy are aptly used to expedite transitioning of technology into projects and/or targeted communities that may otherwise be marginalized from accessing new advancements.

Brown has led private business ventures with government programs with decisive and results-driven achievements enhancing emerging-market agro-processors and producers to be more competitive within sophisticated markets. He applies prudent budget and administrative management through responsive mentoring of project teams that eases backstop support. Keen oversight used in training personnel in monitoring and evaluation to access and clarify progress/setbacks to make timely corrective actions. Strong communicative skills used energetically to manage cross-functional and departmental teams ranging from three to 62 personnel. Brown brings in-depth knowledge in project capture, strategic planning to Chief of Party management working in 24 countries for USAID, World Bank, and NGOs.

•M.P.A. (Public Administration), minor Economic Development UNC-Chapel Hill, North Carolina
•M.S., Horticultural Science minor International Marketing, Cornel University, Ithaca, New York
•B.S., Food Science, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, California
•Executive Leadership Certificate, United Fresh and DuPont Executive Management Program, Washington D.C.
Affiliations and Achievements:

President Toastmasters – Gilbert Toastmasters Club, Gilbert AZ
Member of the Board of Directors, Sun Ripe Food Processing Ltd., Ghana
Member, United Fresh/ DuPont Inc. Leadership Alumni Organization
Member of Retail Board of Directors, Produce Marketing Association (PMA)
Member, United Fresh Association
Committee member - Business Development and Trade Committee
Committee member - Governance Council (agriculture policy)
Committee member - Washington Public Policy Committee
Member of the Advisory Board, Cornell University Emerging Markets Program
Member of the Board, NC A&T Dept. of Family and Consumer Sciences
Member of the Board, Ohio State University State Extension Board
Member of the Board, Strategy Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE)

Professional Development Training:

Food and Drug Agency (FDA) Certified Inspector
Food and Drug Agency (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Trainer Consultant Certified
Toastmaster Competent Communicator and Leadership Certified
United Fresh / Dupont Executive Leadership Certified
National Association of Sports Medicine (NASM) – Personal Trainer Certified

Available for:
  • Consulting assignments
  • Job opportunities
  • Being headhunted – make me an offer

    Years of Experience:
    More than 20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, Melanesian-Pidgin
    United States
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