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Alaska State Council on the Arts

Benjamin Brown

Benjamin Brown has served on the Alaska State Council on the Arts since 2004, when he was appointed vice-chair, and has served as chair since 2007. He is a lifelong Alaskan and a company member at Juneau’s Perseverance Theatre, having performed across the Last Frontier. Brown is an attorney-at-law and has been a member of the Alaska Bar Association since 2002. He worked as an aide in the Alaska legislature for many years before law school, and currently serves on the boards of directors of Alaska Public Media (a statewide public broadcaster based in Anchorage), the Greater Juneau Chamber of Commerce, and Women & Children’s Health Associates (a nonprofit that provides scholarships to young Kenyans pursuing education in medical fields). He previously has served on the boards of the Alaska Humanities Forum, the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council, Capital Community Broadcasting (Juneau’s public broadcaster), CoastAlaska (a consortium of Southeast Alaska public radio stations), and the Friends of the Alaska State Museum. Brown received his bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and his juris doctor from Northeastern University School of Law. He was first elected to the NASAA board in 2012, and was elected to a two-year term as chair in 2017. (Board term 2012-2020)