Ian Lee Brown

Vice President, Organizational Development, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging
Erickson Living

Ian Lee Brown

Ian Lee Brown is vice-president for organizational development at Erickson Living, a national leader, developer, and operator of senior living services. In this companywide role, he is focused on culture, employee retention, career-growth programs, developing pipelines of talent both internally and externally, and diversity, inclusion, and belonging,

Before his current role, Brown served Erickson in various executive director roles, overseeing large-scale retirement campuses with more than 1,200 staff, 2,000 residents, and managing budgets exceeding $200 million. Prior to joining Erickson, he served in leadership capacities at other retirement living and health care companies.

Brown completed undergraduate studies at Brooklyn College in New York. He earned a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies at Chicago’s Lake Forest College and both a Master of Science in Organizational Development and Graduate Certificate in Senior Housing and Healthcare from the Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School. He also spent a year in the Mid-Atlantic Health Leadership Institute at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

He currently sits on the Dean’s Alumni Advisory Board at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School and on the Board of NYC-based SAGE – a national advocacy and services organization for LGBT Elders.