Eric Brown (Vice Chair)

Eric Brown (Vice Chair)
Communications Director
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Eric Brown is the Communications Director for the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Before coming to the Hewlett Foundation, Eric was the communications director at the Center for a New American Dream, a nonprofit organization in the Washington, D.C., area.

Prior to that, he was press secretary and speechwriter for Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez, a seven-term member of Congress from New York. As a political media consultant, Eric produced hundreds of television and radio ads for U.S. Senate, Congressional, and statewide campaigns for Alexandria, Virginia-based Murphy Putnam Media. He is also a contributing author of Take Back Your Time (2003, Berrett-Koehler).

Eric holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California at Berkeley, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa.