Ian Brown
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Carey Business School Alumnus Named AACSB Influential Leader Honoree

Why it matters: Ian Lee Brown, Vice President for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging at Erickson Senior Living, was named by AACSB International to its Class of Influential Leaders.

Ian Lee Brown, a Carey Business School alumnus and Vice President for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging at Erickson Senior Living, has been recognized by AACSB International as part of its 2022 Class of Influential Leaders. AACSB is the world’s largest business education alliance. The annual initiative honors notable alumni from AACSB-accredited business schools whose inspiring work serves as a model for the next generation of business leaders.

In this companywide role at Erikson Senior Living, Brown focuses on culture, employee retention, career growth programs, developing pipelines of talent both internally and externally, and diversity, inclusion, and belonging.

In addition to his work at Erikson Senior Living, Brown is an active member of the Dean’s Alumni Advisory Board at Carey Business School and serves on the school’s Underrepresented Groups Advisory Board. He is also member of the board of SAGE – the world’s largest organization dedicated to improving the lives of LGBTQ elders. Brown uses his board service and leadership position at Erickson Senior Living to shape the future of eldercare. Brown’s passion for LGBTQ elder care comes from his admiration for the elderly, and his personal experience as a Jamaican immigrant, African American, and a gay man.

Brown completed undergraduate studies at Brooklyn College in New York. He studied for the Episcopal Church priesthood at Nashotah House Theological Seminary in Nashotah, Wisconsin, and, in support of theological education, completed Clinical Pastoral Education training on the HIV-AIDS unit at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital in New York City. 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 a Graduate Certificate in Senior Housing and Healthcare from the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. He also spent a year in the Mid-Atlantic Health Leadership Institute at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

More information about the 2022 Class of Influential Leaders is available at the AACSB website.

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