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Kevin Brown | 2014-2015

Kevin Y. Brown is an award-winning speaker and author, Brown serves as president of Legacy Thinking Labs, a leading public speaking and consulting firm based in New York.

Through Brown’s keynote addresses, workshops and publications, he equips companies, professionals and students with a broader understanding of how one’s personal brand can serve as a catalyst for increased productivity, self-esteem and achievement.

Raised in the California foster-care system from ages one to 18, Brown is a champion for youth empowerment. He has shared his experiences and lessons learned to a variety of youth groups, both domestically and abroad.

Among these groups include the Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership (HOBY) and the International Foster-Care Conference in Osaka, Japan. His work has been featured in Ebony Magazine, Harlem’s Amsterdam News and Foster Focus Magazine.

“Mr. Brown’s commitment to excellence and tireless dedication to leadership development and mentoring is to be commended,” said Ryan Hirsch, CPT Operations Manager. “He serves as living proof that youth labeled as “at risk” can mature into confident, educated and compassionate leaders. Because of his past and current contributions to the betterment of business and society, he is a deserving recipient of the CPT’s Being a Difference Award.”

Established in 2006, the CPT’s Being a Difference Award honors four individuals annually for their outstanding contributions to ethical leadership in their businesses and communities. Recipients are selected by a national committee focused on identifying individuals who go beyond their expected professional and personal responsibilities to be a positive influence.

Read Mr. Brown’s Being a Difference Award Press Release