Mr. Brown is responsible for the federal, state, and local government relations for TuSimple. Working with regulators on best practices for safety, commercial viability, and testing policies. Mr. Brown works on building coalitions of industry, OEMs, Tier 1 providers, associations, and academics in autonomous vehicle industry.
Prior to TuSimple Mr. Brown was the Community Resources Manager of Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility (RJDCF) for the California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation (CDCR). Mr. Brown managed one of the largest community and public affairs outreach campaigns in CDCR. Mr. Brown helped transform RJDCF as a leader in the State of California in rehabilitative programs.
Mr. Brown was a legislative and policy expert for the California Department of General Services where he analyzed complex procurement policies by researching best practices in the commercial sector, federal, and other states. He wrote policy documents, identified inconsistencies, gaps and inaccuracies between statutes, codes, and State administrative procurement documents.
Prior to working for the State of California, Mr. Brown was a Vice President Affairs for the Mitchell Firm. Mr. Brown was a lobbyist for a bill to reform the federal corrections system, work includes: conducting research on improving public safety, making the federal criminal justice system more effective and efficient, working with Members of Congress, scholars, faith-based organizations, and former U.S. Attorneys to draft the bill and coordinating efforts associated with moving the bill through Congress.
Mr. Brown is a graduate of San Diego State University, and did his graduate work in the History of American Foreign Relations. He was a lecturer at Oxford University, and also taught at the University of California, San Diego. He currently serves on the Special Olympics Southern California Board for the Law Enforcement Torch Run.