Brown is the past president of Comprehensive Search. He is a member of Rotary International and serves on the board of the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute. He served as a Georgia State Representative from 1994-2007 and is a member of the LaGrange Industrial Development Authority, Hi Tech Task Force, West Point Lake Advisory Committee and West Georgia Technical College Foundation. He is a graduate of the Leadership Institute at the University of Georgia. Brown earned a bachelor’s degree from Ursinus College and a master’s degree from Temple University. He and his wife, Shirley, have one child and one grandchild.