Colleen Birdnow Brown is an entrepreneur and businessperson who founded The Mobile500 Alliance, Marca Global LLC and Brownsters LLC and who has been the head of 9 different companies. Currently, she is Chairman for The Mobile500 Alliance, Non-Executive Chairman at Spark Networks SE and Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Marca Global LLC. Ms. Brown is also Member of The Aspen Institute, Inc., Member of International Women's Forum, Member of National Association of Corporate Directors (Virginia), Member of The Committee of 200, Member of Women Corporate Directors, Managing Director at Newport Board Group LLC and Member of Aspen Global Leadership Network and on the board of 7 other companies.
In her past career she occupied the position of Director at American Apparel, Inc., President of Aberdeen Media Corp., President at 12 News, President of WFMY News 2, President-Television Operations at TEGNA, Inc. President & Chief Executive Officer-C-Suite at Belo Corp. and Chief Financial Officer & Station Manager at KUSA-TV (both are subsidiaries of TEGNA, Inc.), President-Broadcast Group at Lee Enterprises, Inc., Senior Vice President of DallasNews Corp., Principal at Brownsters LLC, President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Fisher Communications, Inc. and President for Internet Properties Group, Inc.
Colleen Birdnow Brown received an undergraduate degree from the University of Dubuque and an MBA from the University of Colorado Boulder.