Julian E. Brown retired from Nicor Gas. He formerly served as Nicor's Manager of Corporate Contributions. He was responsible for corporate contributions, memberships, volunteerism, scholarships, matching gifts, community programs and the company’s United Way Campaign.
Julian is an Illinois State Commissioner on the Illinois Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service and serves on their executive committee. He is currently on the board of Illinois Dollars for Scholars and serves on the advisory boards of Clear Channel Radio-Chicago Community Involvement Board and the Du Page Habitat for Humanity advisory board. Julian also serves on the board level Diversity Committee and the Leadership Giving Council for the United Way of Metropolitan Chicago and serves on the Diversity Roundtable of Chicago United. He received the Frances Wisebart Jacobs Award from the United Way of Metropolitan Chicago for outstanding campaign coordination, Chicago Defender’s Men of Excellence Award, West Suburban Philanthropic Network’s Grant Maker of the Year and recognized as “Someone You Should Know in Philanthropy” by the Business Ledger. Julian also received the Audley Award of Leadership Excellence from the DuPage NAACP for his community involvement and his work in the field of diversity and inclusion. He is one of the founding members and chairman of the African American employee resource group – known at Nicor Gas as “En Rapport.”
Julian holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Bradley University in Peoria and a master’s degree in business administration from Benedictine University in Lisle.
He is a long time resident of Bolingbrook, and he and his wife Carla have two sons, Darren and Andrew.
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