Darrell Brown


Phone: 301-885-1340

Darrell Brown is the director of the Charles County Economic Development Department and is responsible for leading activities involving economic development in Charles County, including representing the county to new and expanding businesses and cultivating relationships between the county and the business community, economic development agencies, and state and regional agencies.

Mr. Brown brings to the county strong economic development and government experience at many levels, and has demonstrated exemplary performance in public service and education through interfacing directly with major governmental figures and negotiating with senior executives, investors, and small business owners. From 2011-2015, Mr. Brown served as executive director for the District of Columbia Small Business Development Center at Howard University. Prior to that, he was counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee; director of State and Local Relations for Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island; director of Economic Development for the City of Cranston, Rhode Island; policy advisor for business and economic development for the governor of Rhode Island; chief of staff for the Office of the Attorney General of Rhode Island; and director of Urban Policy and Development for Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation. He began his legal career as a legislative aide in Washington DC and served a year as assistant attorney general in the Virgin Islands.

Mr. Brown holds a Juris Doctor degree from Howard University School of Law, a Bachelor of Arts degree from The American University, and is a graduate of St. John’s College High School in the District of Columbia.

In his free time, Mr. Brown enjoys being with family and friends. He is a fan of jazz music and enjoys the game of chess.

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