(April 22, 2020 INDIANAPOLIS) The Board of Directors of The Julian Center has named Jeff Brown as chief executive officer of the domestic violence counseling and emergency shelter in Indianapolis. Brown has served as interim CEO since December, 2019.

The Julian Center board chair Phil Terry said Brown’s decades of management experience made him the perfect choice to lead The Julian Center into the next decade of service. “I am pleased that Jeff has agreed to lead the amazing heroes who make up the Center’s staff. Jeff is a proven team builder. The Board is confident that under his direction The Julian Center will continue to compassionately serve victims of domestic violence and their families,” said Terry.

Brown previously served the National American Legion from their headquarters in Indianapolis, for 27 years. He led operations as executive director of the Legion for 10 of those years.

Prior to his work for the Legion, Brown was a senior staff accountant for the Indianapolis office of Ernst and Young. He is an Air Force veteran.

For Brown, leading The Julian Center is a natural way to continue to serve the central Indiana community, and the nation. “I’m excited to be joining The Julian Center as its President and CEO. The Julian Center has a great tradition of changing lives. It’s a place to heal and to start anew. Having served as interim CEO for four months I’ve experienced first-hand the deep caring and dedication of the staff and the enormous talent and commitment of the board of directors.”

Brown’s goals include generating greater financial support for The Julian Center’s mission; providing a positive mindset for survivors to heal; and improving the education experience for children of survivors who live at The Julian Center.

Brown and his wife, Mary, and have been married for 30 years. They have two adult children.

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