Richard Brown is the Senior Vice President of Operations and Programs at the Urban League. He previously headed up the Human Resources organization where he was responsible for all of the Urban League’s Human Resource activities and initiatives. Richard has also played a pivotal role in helping the League secure funding for some of their fee-for-service initiatives including the Urban League Career Center. This online site helps companies gain direct access to diverse job seekers in their local area.
Prior to joining the Urban League of Greater Hartford, Richard’s background was in human resources. He’s worked with large and small organizations and helped them to maximize their organizational capacity.
Richard believes strongly in the power of volunteerism. He currently serves on the board of directors for the Governors Partnership Prevention, Connecticut Council for the Advancement of Diversity and Greater Hartford Legal Aid. He is the advisor for the Urban League Young Professionals, and previously participated as an Adult Achiever in the Minority Achievement Program administered by the YMCA of Greater Hartford.
Richard attended the University of Connecticut and majored in sociology. He currently resides in Tolland County with his wife Erika and son Tyler.