Executive Leadership and Strategy

Jefferson W. Brown

Board Member, Commercialization & Economic Development Committee, Board of Trustees, UNC-Chapel Hill

Brown is a partner in the law firm of Moore and Van Allen in Charlotte. Born in Chattanooga, TN, Brown received his bachelor’s degree from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1981, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa, and his J.D. from Vanderbilt University. Brown focuses his practice on the representation of investors and developers in sophisticated commercial real estate transactions, ventures and developments. He has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America (including Charlotte Lawyer of the Year, Land Use), NC Super Lawyers and Business NC Legal Elite.

Brown is a recipient of the City of Charlotte “Mayor’s Award,” recognizing one Charlotte citizen who has demonstrated unselfish community leadership, and a recipient of the YMCA of Greater Charlotte George Williams Award. He was a William C. Friday Fellow for Human Relations with the Wildacres Leadership Initiative. Brown has served on the foundation boards for UNC-Charlotte and Central Piedmont Community College, the executive committees for the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce and Charlotte Metropolitan YMCA, and City of Charlotte Citizens Committees related to transit and privatization. He is married to the former Cantey Venable Sutton (UNC-CH ’80) and great-granddaughter of former UNC President Francis Venable.