Roger Brown

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Roger Brown, "vice chairman and founder, co-founded Bright Horizons with his wife, Linda Mason, and a small team of committed parents in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1986. Roger currently serves as president of Berklee College of Music. Prior to founding Bright Horizons, he was co-director of the Save the Children’s relief and development effort in Sudan and had worked on the border of Thailand with Cambodian refugees through CARE and UNICEF. Roger co-authored the book Rice, Rivalry and Politics, which examines the management of emergency relief efforts. He serves on the governing board of the National Association for the Education of Young Children and on the boards of the Child Care Action Campaign and Horizons for Homeless Children, which he co-founded with Linda Mason, to help homeless mothers and their children throughout the Boston area. In 1996 he and Linda Mason received the Ernst & Young/USA Today "Entrepreneur of the Year" award, and he was honored by Working Mother magazine in its "25 Friends of the Family," recognizing men who have made it easier for working parents to raise and nurture children. He is a graduate of the Yale School of Management and Davidson College. He and Linda Mason have three children, all of whom have attended Bright Horizons child care and early education centers." [1]

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  1. [ Executive Committee], Bright Horizons, accessed March 22, 2010.