Willie L. Brown, Jr.

Mr. Brown has served as a member of GBT’s board of directors since January 2015. He has more than 50 years of political, business and nonprofit experience. He currently serves as an attorney at law representing clients before state and local governments. Prior to that, Mr. Brown served as the 41st mayor of San Francisco. He served more than 30 years in the California State Assembly, spending more than 14 years as Speaker. He currently serves as chairman and chief executive officer of The Willie L. Brown, Jr., Institute on Politics and Public Service, an independent, nonprofit organization providing a forum for nonpartisan education, debate and discussion of public policy issues. Mr. Brown holds a degree in political science from San Francisco State University and a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. He has received more than 17 honorary degrees from prestigious institutions.