Chandra Brown serves as the Executive Director of MxD. In this role, she is responsible for overseeing the MxD’s research and development portfolio and fostering relationships with government and businesses to put newly-demonstrated capabilities into practice.
Before joining MxD, Brown was the CEO and founder of Brown Executive Strategies, a strategic consulting firm focused on helping small businesses worldwide increase their competitiveness. She was previously president of Green Endeavor, Inc., a startup that helped industries replace harmful chemicals with more effective, affordable, and greener alternatives.
Before Green Endeavor, Chandra was appointed by President Obama to serve as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Manufacturing in the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Prior to her federal government appointment, Brown worked for 19 years at Oregon Iron Works, most recently as vice president and then CEO of its subsidiary, United Streetcar.
Chandra obtained both her BS and MBA from Miami University.