Mary Johanna Brown

Founder and President, Brown & Company Design



Mary Jo Brown is the founder and president of Brown & Company Design, a nationally recognized strategic design firm, and Big Brown Books, a publishing company.

An active volunteer, Mary Jo has also served on several New Hampshire nonprofit boards and is engaged in many community activities. She currently serves as the chair of the New Hampshire Women’s Foundation Board of Directors.

She is a graduate of Leadership NH’s Class of 2003, and a recipient of both the Manchester Union Leader’s “Top 40 Under 40” (2002) and the “Hero of the Year Award” from City Year New Hampshire. Brown graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a BFA in Fine Art, English and Communications.

Mary Jo lives in Rye, NH with her daughter.