Michael J. Brown joined Barrick Gold Corporation in 1995. In 2013 he was named Executive Director USA and is the company’s senior executive in the United States. Barrick is the world’s largest gold mining company with operations in 12 nations.
In Nevada, Barrick has 4,500 employees at mines in Elko, Eureka, White Pine, Lander, Nye and Humbolt counties. The company has a power generation and solar facility in Storey County. Barrick North America has achieved listing on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the last six consecutive years. Barrick is the largest foreign direct investor in Nevada and the state’s leading Canadian investor. The company was recognized as “Corporation of the Year” by the Latin Chamber of Commerce of Las Vegas in 2012 and Opportunity Village in 2013.
Prior to joining Barrick, Mr. Brown was Vice President of the Gold Institute. Mr. Brown served eight years in the Reagan Administration at the U.S. Treasury and three years on the staff of the Ohio House of Representatives.
Mr. Brown has a Bachelor of Science in business from the Ohio State University and a Master of Business Administration from George Washington University.
In Nevada, Mr. Brown is a board member of the Clark County Public Education Foundation, Nevada Mining Association, Nevada Taxpayers Association, Communities in Schools of Nevada, Three Square Food Bank, Opportunity Village and Nevada Ballet Theatre. He is the founder of the new Nevada Corporate Giving Council, an organization dedicated to improving the practice of corporate philanthropy in Nevada.
In Washington DC, Mr. Brown has a long history of civic activism in Alexandria, and has served in various leadership capacities with the Capital Rowing Club. He is noted booster of the Women’s Olympic Rowing Team.