Jamaica News, April 18, 2018 – McKoy’s News Endorses Brian Brown
Montego Bay, St James (McKoy’s News) – Campaigning for the top post of president of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) is in full gear to replace current president, TShura Gibbs, when the Chamber’s annual general meeting is convened in just over a week time. One of the candidates vying for the top spot is Brian Brown. Brown, who is currently second vice president of the MBCCI, and is the principal of LivewireACT, a communications and entertainment company, has in the past spearheaded a number of Chamber initiatives.
Brian Brown is also a recording artist, and an actor who has been featured in several local stage plays and films. He also enjoys a recurring roll on Jamaica’s most popular TV drama “Royal Palm Estate” among several other local films. Brown, you could, say is a man who wears many hats and so has served in many executive positions in the cooperate arena. Within the chamber, we are confident that he has the experience and tools to move the chamber forward and we are in agreement with him simply because, in addition to nearly two decades of serving as a director on the board, he has also garnered extensive knowledge and expertise in marketing, and possesses entertainment management experience with a diverse background in media production, marketing communications, social media and gaming operations.
Brown, a native of Montego Bay and a graduate of the prestigious Cornwall College and the UWI Mona campus, is passionate about his beloved city and thinks the chamber can and should be doing more for its members and believes he can be the one to the lead this charge. When asked what would be his mission if elected president and why he thinks he should be elected, he responded “Mobay needs to change now, in how we do business and how we interact with our citizens namely the youths”.
He believes that he must be the change he wants to see in the second city and is adamant that this should be the mission for all with avid interest in the city; politician, business men and women, large cooperations, small businesses and all citizens by extension. Brown, however, said his first priority as president would have to be the Cornwall Regional Hospital, as he is confident that the chamber is capable of helping the government to bring this once top-rated health institution back to its formative days, as now it’s a blight on the city, and the western region, and Jamaica by extension explains Brown.
Brian Brown also speaking on working for the chambers members added that “More than any other director, I am constantly engaged and connected with the Chamber’s membership and have led several campaigns for community support initiatives for the Barnett Street Police Station and William Street (Gully) flood relief programmes among others. Brown also went on to point out that “I’ve been a dedicated member of the Chamber for more than 15 years and have served as a member of the board for more than 10 years, working and supporting numerous presidents. Over the last three years, I’ve recruited more than 20 new members and have played a lead role in most of the Chamber’s initiatives and programmes.”
“As the board’s most active member, I have represented sitting Chamber presidents at multiple events including engagements with the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce, British High Commission, Ministries of National Security & Justice as well as numerous television and radio interviews on the Chamber’s behalf.” A champion for youths and environmental issues in the second city, Brown also thinks the Chamber needs to get more involved in bridging the gap between the young people and the business sector by being that conduit for them between high school to university all the way to being productive members of our communities.
Brown has shown that it is not all talk, as he was instrumental in the organizing and implementing of the gloves over guns program in association with the Jamaican boxing board which aims to give youths a way to channel negative energies into positive actions.