Kelly Brown Selected To
Lead Boomers Leading Change
Veteran nonprofit leader Kelly Brown has been named the new Executive Director of Boomers Leading Change (BLC). Kelly joined the organization on July 6 after being selected by the BLC Project Board in June. She replaces Phil Nash, who announced his intent to step down earlier this year. Kelly and Phil will share leadership responsibilities until Phil’s departure on August 3, allowing for a smooth transition.
“We are delighted that Kelly Martin Brown has joined the organization as the new Executive Director,” said Liz Ullman, Chair of BLC’s Project Board. “Phil Nash has put Boomers Leading Change on a dynamic path for the future. With Kelly’s strong background in nonprofit administration, we are confident that she will be able to launch us into our second decade of mobilizing and engaging older adults to contribute to Colorado’s greater good.”
Kelly has spent nearly her entire professional career working with nonprofits. A graduate of Princeton University and University of Virginia School of Law, Kelly practiced law for six years as a litigation associate at Holland & Knight in Tampa and Miami, Florida.
“With Kelly’s strong background in nonprofit administration, we are confident that she will be able to launch us into our second decade of mobilizing and engaging older adults.”
– Liz Ullman, BLC Project Board Chair
She left the legal profession to join The First Tee, then a start-up nonprofit youth development organization formed under the auspices of the five leading organizations in USA golf. Kelly worked in a variety of roles during her nearly 20-year career at The First Tee, ultimately serving as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. During her tenure, she oversaw the transformation of The First Tee into an organization with over 150 domestic chapter affiliates, seven international locations, more than 11 million youth participants, and three program delivery channels.
In summer 2018, Kelly moved from her native Florida to Colorado to join the staff of the Denver Public Schools Foundation where she led strategy and development activities. Since moving to Colorado, she has become active in the community as a member of Impact100 Denver and Sister2Sister. Kelly is married to the Rev. Ken Brown, Senior Pastor at Trinity United Methodist Church.
“I am excited to be a part of Boomers Leading Change,” said Kelly. “I look forward to using my experience and skills to shape a narrative that recognizes and celebrates the invaluable resources the 50+ generation can leverage to benefit the Denver Metro community and beyond.”