Lifeworks Welcomes Jeffrey Brown as New President and CEO
Dear Friends of Lifeworks,
I am proud to announce the appointment of Jeffrey Brown as the next president and CEO of Lifeworks. Formerly a senior vice president with Chiquita Brands International, Brown transitioned to nonprofit management in 2011 after nearly two decades of successful corporate leadership.
In his most recent nonprofit role, Brown served as interim executive director for United Way of Washington County–East, where he helped establish a strategic plan and set the stage for the hiring of a permanent leader. Prior to that, he spent a year as executive director for Practice Greenhealth and was the president and CEO of Haiti Outreach from 2011-2013.
Brown’s hiring is the result of a nationwide search that has taken place since Judy M. Lysne announced her plan to retire at the end of 2016 after 43 years with the organization, including the last 22 years as president and CEO.
It was our goal to ensure that the next CEO of Lifeworks was the perfect fit – both a strategic visionary and someone who feels a strong connection to the Lifeworks mission. We’ve found exactly what we were looking for in Jeff Brown.
Originally from Ohio, Brown holds a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and a master’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He and his wife Katherine, a Minnesota native, call Minneapolis home.
Brown will join the Lifeworks team on January 9.
Chair, Lifeworks Board of Directors