Chief Operating Officer

Andreason Brown

Andreason Brown is the chief operating officer at Forefront, where he supports the overall strategic direction of the organization, heads finance and administration, and oversees operational activities.

Brown previously served as vice president of finance and administration at Forefront. Prior to that, he was vice president and assistant treasurer for the Executive Service Corps of Chicago and served in a number of leadership roles in the social impact sector in social service, arts and education, and associations.

A strong advocate for nonprofit organizations, Brown is chair of the African American Legacy Fund at Chicago Community Trust, serves as a board member at the Illinois State Treasurer's Charitable Trust Stabilization Fund, and serves on several local and national nonprofit boards. He is a frequent speaker and lecturer on best practices in nonprofit finance, budgeting, and sustainability.

Brown earned a BS in economics from Central Michigan University and a master's degree in nonprofit management from DePaul University.

Andreason Brown will participate in “Keys to Evolving Your Board: Driving Long-Term Success.”