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Board of Managers: James W. Brown

James W. Brown

Appointed: Director 2016

Highlights: Mr. Brown brings vast experience in both the public and private sectors to the Boards of Hershey Trust Company and Milton Hershey School. He has a long-standing interest in education, particularly for disadvantaged children. He has served as an adjunct professor at Villanova University, a trustee of the Gesu School (an inner-city Catholic grade school), a founding trustee of the Young Scholars Charter School (a school with an economically disadvantaged student body), and a trustee for Immaculata University. In addition, Mr. Brown has significant experience in government, finance and private equity/venture capital. His familiarity with policy and operations of government and his experience as an investor in and director of both public and private companies bring value to the Boards.

Professional Experience

  • Chief of Staff to U.S. Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr.
  • Founding Partner, SCP Private Equity Partners
  • Chief of Staff to Pennsylvania Governor Robert P. Casey
  • Pennsylvania Secretary of General Services
  • Partner, Dilworth Paxson


  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law
  • B.A., Villanova University

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