Eric Brown became the Washoe County Manager in November of 2019, as appointed by the Board of County Commissioners, and leads Nevada’s second largest county with more than 2,700 employees. As Washoe County’s top executive, Brown serves as liaison between the Board of County Commissioners, elected and appointed department directors, government and community agencies, businesses, employees and citizens.
Prior to becoming the County Manager, Brown served as the President of California Telehealth Network, which provides broadband connections and other health technology services to hospitals and clinics in rural and medically underserved communities. With more than 500 sites, the California Telehealth Network is one of the largest statewide telehealth networks in the nation.
Brown brings over 20 years of a robust executive leadership and management background in a variety of organizational settings, including multiple Fortune 500 companies. He has extensive experience in consumer brand management with a variety of consumer product companies, including The Procter & Gamble Company, H.J. Heinz, and Bumble Bee Seafoods. Eric is a former chairman of the California Cable and Telecommunications Association (CCTA), and is a recipient of the prestigious National Cable & Telecommunications Association Vanguard Award for excellence in cable operations, and the cable industry’s CTAM Chairman’s Award for excellence in cable marketing.
Brown received his Master of Business Administration in Marketing and General Management from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, and his Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from the University of California in Los Angeles.