The College of Business Administration announces FedEx Fright Chief Financial Officer to Speak at Global Management Speaker Series
Kent State University alumnus Donald C. Brown is coming to speak to the general public and College of Business Administration students, faculty and staff on Monday, Oct. 20. Brown is the featured speaker for the Global Management Center Speaker Series. His presentation “Managing Global Supply Chains and The Savvy Customer,” centers on logistics solutions for modern global delivery.
“Today we live and work in a global marketplace;to prepare our students for success, we educate and instill global thinking,” said Dean of the College of Business Administration Deborah F. Spake. “Don Brown will share with students and faculty how innovative delivery solutions become imperative when determining supply chain logistics for leading corporations.”
The event is free and open to the public. It will take place at 7 p.m. on Oct. 20 at the Kent State University Hotel & Conference Center. The lecture will include a question and answer session, followed by a reception.
Brown is Executive Vice President of Finance and Administration and CFO of FedEx Freight. He began his career in Ernst & Young's audit practice in 1977. He joined Roadway Services in 1990 as Assistant to the Vice President and Controller, and later served as Vice President of Human Resources for Caliber System. Don joined FedEx Corporation in 1998 as Staff Vice President - Controller. He also held financial management positions at FedEx Corporate Services and FedEx Logistics before joining FedEx Freight in 2001. Brown is a graduate of the College of Business Administration with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting. He is a Certified Public Accountant.
The Global Management Center (GMC) strives to advance international business education opportunities, advance global research through industry partnerships and provide an international stage for students, faculty and the public to learn and engage in best global business practices.