Henry K. Brown

Senior Vice President and Director of Corporate Affairs, Miller Electric Company

 

Henry K. Brown is the Senior Vice President and Director of Corporate Affairs for Miller Electric Company, as well as a member of the Board of Directors. He is a third-generation officer of the company, following in the footsteps of his grandfather, H.E. Autrey (Chairman), his mother Susan Walden (Executive VP & CFO), and his uncle Ron Autrey (President and CEO).

A Jacksonville native, he attended Stetson University where earned a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Accounting and a minor in Business Law. He earned his Masters of Accountancy from Stetson's Business School and is a Certified Public Accountant licensed by the State of Florida. After graduating from Stetson, he started his career as an Auditor for Deloitte where he worked with clients in wide range of industries including Logistics, Manufacturing, Government, and Non-Profit. Following Deloitte, he worked as a Financial Analyst for Atlantic Marine where he was exposed to leading manufacturing and construction practices, as well as JD Edwards ERP software.

Henry returned to the company in 2001 as project manager for the implementation of JD Edwards. Management of this project allowed him to quickly become familiar with all areas of corporate operations. Upon completion of the project, he was named Controller, with responsibility over Accounting and Information Systems. He became a corporate officer in 2003 with his promotion to Assistant Secretary-Treasurer and has since progressively taken on additional management and leadership roles within the company.

In his current role as Senior Vice President, Mr. Brown is a member of the senior management team and responsible for Strategic and Financial planning. In this role, he works closely with Division VPs and Project Managers on all major bids, proposals, and active projects, as well as providing leadership in the areas of Finance, Information Technology, Human Resources, and Risk Management. He is also responsible for coordinating outside professionals for Legal, Accounting, Insurance, and Surety.

In addition to his work at the company, Mr. Brown has been involved in a variety of community and industry organizations. He is currently a member of the Executive Committee of Stetson University's Family Enterprise Center; Co-Chair of NECA's Future Leaders Task Force; a member of the Construction Financial Managers Association; a member of United Way of Northeast Florida's Board of Directors, and a member of the Board of Directors of Affinity Insurance, Ltd. When not at work, he enjoys spending time with his wife Jennifer and their three daughters Gracie (6), Emma (4), and Abby (4).