Michael Brown

Michael Brown
Operations and Finance Consultant,
, FDCE, 2023

Michael Brown is an executive level consultant with private and public sector experience across multiple industries.  His early career focused on political campaigns and public affairs providing messaging, strategy and grass roots activism.  While focused on Virginia government, his experiences span out of state and occasionally on the federal level.  As an executive level consultant, Mike utilizes financial modeling and applied business strategies for growth, restructuring and change management.  Currently focused on applying private sector business and data analytics expertise to improving non-profit organizations efficiency and effectiveness.  Mike received his undergraduate degree from The University of Virginia and holds an MBA and MSBA from James Madison University and The University of Virginia, respectively.  His goal from the Yale FDCE program is to provide guidance to non-profits and small companies on how to transition to clean energy while providing an understanding of the political realities and challenges as it happens.

Authored Articles
This warehouse is not the only there there-house

This site in Lynchburg, VA evokes tobacco production - but the whole region can embrace clean energy generation. (Photo by Kipp Teague, via Flickr Creative Commons.) 

​​​​​​​Policy Memo: Using Experience to Transition the Tobacco Region's Energy Mix

The Tobacco Region of Virginia, as its name shows, knows economic transitions. It can use its expertise in workforce development and industrial support to train workers and incentivize investors to speed the clean energy transition through this historic section of a rapidly changing state.