Continuing Our Work with the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation

I was honored today to be selected
to serve on the Congressional Black Caucus
Foundation’s Board of Directors
. Dell has a long-standing relationship with
this organization; we regard
its work and mission as vital to our nation’s legislative process.

I am looking forward to continuing
Dell’s support of CBCF initiatives like AVOICE—African
American Voices in Congress. It is a Dell-sponsored online library that
documents the contributions of African Americans to our nation’s political

I also
realize that I have a huge void to fill with the loss of our friend and
confidant, Thurmond Woodard. I will work to continue Thurmond’s legacy with the
CBCF. The mission of the CBCF is to identify opportunities to develop future
leaders and promote collaboration between today’s leaders to affect positive
and sustainable change in the African-American community.

About the Author: Kevin Brown

Kevin Brown is a global supply chain executive with three decades of leadership in operations, technology, and procurement. Throughout his professional career he has focused on strategic and transformative initiatives, innovations and partnerships to increase efficiencies, savings, and effectiveness. As executive vice president of Global Operations and Chief Supply Chain Officer for Dell Technologies, a Fortune 50 corporation, Kevin leads an organization of approximately 7700 team members in 23 countries and a procurement budget of $67 billion. During his two decades at Dell, Kevin has occupied leadership positions in several of Dell’s business units, including Chief Procurement Officer, and earlier positions setting up lean manufacturing organizations in the U.S and Malaysia. Before Dell, he spent 10 years in the shipbuilding industry, working on U.S. Department of Defense projects. He earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an M.S. in Engineering Management from George Washington University. Kevin was selected as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations where he serves on the National Committee. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and a member of the Executive Leadership Council.