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Colleen Brown is a transformational executive, award-winning public company CEO and Corporate Board Director. She is an advisor and public speaker in the area of disruption, technology, culture and media. Brown is the founder of Marca Global; a Reputation and Privacy Technology Company which earned a place on the coveted Inc. 5000 fastest growing company list. She’s the former CEO of Fisher Communications Inc. (FSCI) a national multimedia corporation and is the former Chairman of American Apparel (APP) during its reorganization. She currently serves on the board of True Blue (TBI), Berlin’s based Spark Networks (LOV), privately held Port Blakely and Delta Dental of Washington a nonprofit organization. She previously served on the boards of ventured backed DataSphere Technologies, BECU (Boeing Employee Credit Union), CareerBuilder.com, ClassifiedVentures.com and Young Americans Bank.
Brown won the distinction of “Director of the Year” by the Pacific Northwest (PNW) chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) in 2017, and was also selected as a Top 100 Director by NACD in 2017.
As director, president and CEO of Fisher Communications, Inc. (FSCI), Brown led the company's dramatic turn around and was selected into the Hall of Fame in 2014 by Gabelli Asset Management (GAMCO) for delivering outstanding shareholder value. Brown served in the C-Suite of Belo Corp (BCI) a Fortune 1000 company, President/Broadcasting for Lee Enterprises (LEE), and as a senior leader at Gannett (GCI) a Fortune 100 company. She began her career in finance and technology at Gannett.
Based in Denver and Seattle; Brown is an avid golfer, skier, traveler and genealogist. She is married and has two grown children.