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Michael S. Brown Biography

As the Vice President of Strategic Development for Experience Columbus, Michael S. Brown is an advocate for building the community’s authentic brand and tourism economy.  Brown is focused on leveraging collaborations with private and public partners that raise Columbus' national image as a smart/open community to harness the economic power of tourism, sports, conventions, conferences and events.

Mike joined Experience Columbus in 2010 after serving 11 years in the administration of Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman as Communications Director and Policy Advisor.  He currently serves as a member of the City of Columbus Downtown Commission, Independents’ Day Festival Board, Columbus Vehicle for Hire Board, United Way of Central Ohio Marketing Advisory Group and Jazz Arts Group Board.  Brown is a graduate of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism and The Ohio State University’s John Glenn College of Public Affairs Masters program.

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