J-School alumnus named NextGen leader

Posted on Aug 6, 2014 in Alumni News and News

Jim BrownJim Brown, j’92, partner at MBB/hippo Advertising, and president of the Kansas City Chapter of the KU Alumni Association, was recently honored as one of the Kansas City Business Journal’s NextGen Leaders.

The NextGen program identifies and develops individuals that will become leaders in the business and civic communities in Kansas City, inspiring collaboration and innovation for the region.

Brown says his day-to-day inspiration comes from several different places, but credits his family and the community as big influencers.

“I get inspired by my kids and the community around us. Kansas City right now is in a very inspiring time… if you go out and seek information and inspiration, then you will find it,” said Brown.

What is one of his most memorable moments as a Jayhawk?

“The basketball moments have been some of my best Jayhawk memories. But, quite honestly, nothing feels as good as a fall afternoon walking along Jayhawk Boulevard. Pride in school and in your state are in full bloom. It is why those of us who live here, remain here—simple beauty.”

Learn more about Jim Brown and his experiences in Kansas City here, and view a listing of all of the Kansas City Business Journal’s NextGen Leaders here.

—Jessica Nelson, Community Awareness Chair, Greater Kansas City Chapter of the KU Alumni Association

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