- Nov 7, 2020
A champion of inclusion through public service
VCU grad Curtis Brown believes his role in emergency management goes beyond being an agency leader.
Monday, Nov. 2, 2020
As the first African American to head the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, Curtis Brown, a graduate of VCU’s L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs, acknowledges that he is an anomaly in an industry distinctive in its homogeneity.
Over 80% of the nation’s emergency management directors are white and 70% are male. At the Department of Homeland Security, one of the most racially and ethnically diverse agencies across the federal government, African Americans make up 30% of the workforce and just 8% of senior leadership roles..."