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Rob Brown

Cooperative Development Institute
Program Director

Rob Brown is the Director of Business Ownership Solutions (BOS), a program of the Cooperative Development Institute that promotes employee ownership and works with business owners and their employees to facilitate conversions. He was part of the advisory group that successfully converted three retail businesses into the Island Employee Cooperative, which is now the largest worker co-op in Maine and the second largest in New England. He has organized numerous policy research, development and advocacy campaigns to support cooperative and employee ownership in Maine, New York, and nationally. Rob participates in several national networks promoting the strategy of employee ownership conversion and best practices in the field, including as a founding member of the Workers to Owners Collaborative. Rob studied economic development and public policy at the University of Maine and College of the Atlantic, and has a diverse background in policy research, advocacy and organizing, and non-profit and for-profit business development. Rob lives with his wife and son in Northport, Maine.

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Thursday, September 24

2:00pm EDT