President and Managing Director, Old Forester, Brown-Forman
Campbell Brown has been President and Managing Director of Old Forester, Brown-Forman's founding bourbon brand, since 2015. A 22-year employee of the Company, he previously served Brown-Forman in the emerging markets of India, the Philippines, and Turkey, and most recently led the Company’s wine and spirits portfolio in Canada and the Midwest region of the U.S. He is a founding member of the Brown-Forman/Brown Family Shareholders Committee.
Brown-Forman is a diversified producer of fine quality consumer products. It was founded in 1870 by George Garvin Brown in Louisville, KY, U.S. His original brand, Old Forester Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky, was America's first bottled bourbon and remains one of Brown-Forman's finest brands today.
Brown-Forman employs 4,120 people worldwide with about 1,000 located in Louisville. Brown-Forman, one of the largest American-owned spirits and wine companies and among the top 10 largest global spirits companies, sells its brands in more than 135 countries and has offices in cities across the globe. In all, Brown-Forman has more than 25 brands in its portfolio of wines and spirits.
Brown has been with the company since 1994 and spent his early years developing the company's spirits portfolio in India, the Philippines and Turkey. Over the four-year period of 2001-2005, he held positions as both the Southern Comfort U.S. Brand Manager and Jack Daniel's U.S. Brand Manager. Prior to his current role as Vice President, Director Midwest Division and Canada, Brown served as Vice President, Director, Southern Comfort Americas. Brown also had territorial responsibility for a number of key East coast markets, working with one of the company's key distributor partners, Charmer Sunbelt.
Brown is a member of the Board of Directors for Republic Bank and Trust and The James Graham Brown Cancer Center.
He earned degrees from Rollins College and the University of Miami.