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David W. Brown

As a minority business owner for 20 years, David W. Brown has employed dozens of individuals from under-represented communities, provided internships to students of color and made contracting opportunities available to other disadvantaged businesses. When Brown served as the General Manager for 900 AM WURD – Pennsylvania's only black-owned talk radio station – we provided a communications outlet for minority- and neighborhood-based businesses while preparing African American high school and college students for careers in broadcasting. When he founded BrownPartners – an award-winning ad agency – he created a program called “The Big Pitch” which exposed inner city high school students to careers in advertising through a competition where the youth created campaigns addressing urban issues. Now as a top executive for United Healthcare as one of the nation's largest health insurers, Brown leads Pennsylvania's Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program making millions of dollars available in contracting opportunities while enabling health coverage for more than 250,000 income-eligible individuals and families. Finally, as a United Methodist pastor, Brown helped build faith-based social service and economic development programs throughout Philadelphia for the last 25 years.

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