For Immediate Release
Contact: Amy Ventetuolo
Reno, Nev. Nov. 22, 2019. Washoe County is pleased to announce Mr. Eric Brown will assume the top executive role as the new Washoe County Manager beginning Monday, Nov. 25, 2019.
Brown will lead the county’s 2,700 employees to continue to fulfill the county mission, as outlined by the Board of County Commissioners, of working together regionally to provide and sustain a safe, secure and healthy community.
Most recently, Brown served as the President of California Telehealth Network, which provides broadband connections and other health IT services to hospitals and clinics in rural and medically underserved communities. With more than 300 sites, the California Telehealth Network is one of the largest statewide telehealth networks in the nation.
“I look forward to building on my 20 years of serving in leadership positions in a variety of organizational settings, which included working relationships with multiple government and private business entities." said Brown. “I also look forward to working with our Board of Commissioners and serving the citizens of Washoe County.”
Brown brings over 20 years of a robust executive leadership and management background in a variety of organizational settings, including multiple Fortune 500 companies.
Brown received his Master of Business Administration in Marketing and General Management from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, and his Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from the University of California in Los Angeles.
In October 2019, Brown facilitated the keynote discussion during the Schools, Health and Libraries (SHLB) Coalition’s Annual Meeting in Washington D.C. The conference focused on FCC efforts to expand broadband access for rural and underserved communities. Pictured right (from left to right) Eric Brown, FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks, SHLB Executive Director John Windhausen, and Former Head of the National Telecommunications Infrastructure Association (NTIA) Larry Irving.
After the retirement announcement in April 2019 of the previous County Manager, John Slaughter, Ralph Andersen & Associates was contracted to conduct the national recruitment for the new Washoe County Manager.
A community based panel assessment with the candidates was conducted on September 18, with a recommendation to move forward with three candidates to be interviewed by the Commission.
On September 30, 2019, after a Special Meeting of the Board of County Commissioners which included a pubic interview process, Commissioners selected Mr. Eric Brown as the next Washoe County Manager.
To view Brown’s resume and cover letter, please click here.