Active in the Mobile and Gulf Coast community and public involvement area for more than 35 years. A sixth generation Mobilian, Mr. Brown was a founding member of the Mobile Community Organization, Lower Dauphin Street Historic District, Downtown Residents Association, and along with other local residents facilitated the founding of the Old Dauphinway Historic Association, the largest federally designated historic district in the City of Mobile with thousands of listed historic properties, which later lent itself to be renamed the ‘Old Dauphinway Historic District’. With organizational affiliations too numerous to mention, Mr. Brown’s involvement, coaching, guidance, and public speaking, ranges from small issues like local neighborhood items to major national topics such as the National Home Builders historic building codes review committee.
Mr. Brown's career has primarily been in the computer and software industry with emphasis on internet based technology, sales, marketing and promotion. Mr. Brown founded several Computer, Software, and Internet related companies that became successful and were later spun off or sold to larger publicly traded companies. After semi-retirement, pursuing his passion for Historic Preservation, Mr. Brown founded The JTB Group, a company that specializes in property development, contracting, and construction of historic properties, urban infill and adaptive re-use of commercial and residential historic properties in urban settings.
Most recently Mr. Brown launched a new company called Gloh which specializes in the Alternative Energy marketplace with an emphasis on Solar and Hydrogen Fuel Cell energy products.
Mr. Brown attended Tulane University law school and has master degrees in Economics and Political Science, received from the University of Mobile. Mr. Brown has conducted numerous seminars and training classes on sales, marketing, promotion, community activism and citizen involvement. Mr. Brown commands excellent public speaking and public relation skills and is said to be an "entrepreneur with a vision".