Fred Brown is a thought-leader in innovation, capacity-building, and sustainable social development. He serves as the President & CEO of The Forbes Funds. Prior to that, he served as President & CEO of the Homewood Children’s Village, a place-based approach to children’s development through whole family support. He has received global awards and appointments for his innovative work including recognition by the Club Of Rome, and the Environmental Justice Leader award by the Ford Foundation. A frequent public speaker, Fred has taught courses and delivered presentations at local and statewide conferences and workshops. He has a Bachelor’s of Science in Education and Master’s Degree in Social Work.