Steve Brown, executive consultant and leadership coach at DeVry, has
been accepted to the inaugural class of Fellows to support
implementation of Chicago's Plan
for Economic Growth and Jobs. The dynamic economic development plan
was created to drive the 14-county Chicago metro area's competitiveness
in the global economy with clear, actionable strategies for economic
growth and job creation.
This month, Brown began a full-time three-month commitment working with
World Business Chicago to launch initiatives that target one of 10
transformative strategies detailed in the Plan. Chicago Mayor and
World Business Chicago Chairman Rahm Emanuel requested the development
of the Plan last year and met with Fellows to hear about their projects
Wednesday, Jan. 30.
"I am grateful to our business communty for lending us some of their
top talent to help shape Chicago's economic development," Mayor Emanuel
said. "This inaugural class brings new resources and knowledge to
accelerate the Plan's key economic growth initiatives, which are
essential for Chicago to compete in the global economy."
Brown, a cum laude graduate of Princeton University, will bring
nearly 40 years of experience in education to help implement the sixth
strategy in the Plan: "create demand-driven and targeted workforce
"I am excited by the opportunity to help implement Chicago's
demand-driven workforce strategy," Brown said. "It's an approach that is
guided by a clear understanding of the workforce needs faced by local
Brown's pro bono Fellowship is part of DeVry's ongoing commitment to
World Business Chicago. Daniel Hamburger, president and chief executive
officer of DeVry, also serves as a board member to the nonprofit
economic development organization.
"Steve's leadership at DeVry has always been focused on students
achieving their career goals," Hamburger said. "His lengthy experience
in career-focused education and meeting employer's workforce needs makes
him a natural fit for the inaugural class of Fellows."
In addition to DeVry, other organizations sponsoring pro bono support in
the inaugural Fellowship class include: Comcast, Ernst & Young, Deloitte
Consulting LLP, Mesirow Financial, United Airlines, The PrivateBank and
Trust Company, and Zurich Insurance.
About DeVry Inc.
DeVry's purpose is to empower its students to achieve their educational
and career goals. DeVry (NYSE: DV; member S&P MidCap 400 Index) is a
global provider of educational services and the parent organization of
Advanced Academics, American University of the Caribbean School of
Medicine, Becker Professional Education, Carrington College, Carrington
College California, Chamberlain College of Nursing, DeVry Brasil, DeVry
University, Ross University School of Medicine and Ross University
School of Veterinary Medicine. These institutions offer a wide array of
programs in business, healthcare and technology. DeVry's institutions
serve students in secondary through postsecondary education and
professionals in accounting and finance. For more information, please
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