John Brown is a full-time MBA candidate from Newport News, VA. Prior to Ross, John served as an Operations Officer for Headquarters, Marine Corps at the Pentagon. In that role, he collaborated cross-functionally across senior Defense Department personnel to develop and implement artificial intelligence/machine learning initiatives that assisted Marines make effective maintenance decisions in real-time. In addition to his time at the Pentagon, John brings more than two decades of Marine Corps experience in logistics and operational planning/execution. He also continues to serve in the Marine Corps Reserves.
As a MBA1, he served as a Section President, a Student Ambassador, the Entertainment and Media Club (EMC) AVP for External Relations, and a Business Beyond Usual podcast host. As a MBA2, his leadership roles include the BBSA VP of Communications, the EMC COO, and a Student Organizer for Reaching Out MBA.
John’s career interests focus on pivoting into Brand Management roles and he plans to migrate into the entertainment industry. Over the summer, John worked as a Brand Management Intern, The Clorox Company in Oakland, CA.