Strategic Impact Partner
Aja Brown is a trusted leader in the realm of government technology solutions, celebrated for her ability to bring transformative change to communities and governments alike. Currently spearheading government solution design, impact, and communications at FORWARD, Aja employs her unique blend of technical acumen, strategic vision, political expertise, government administration expertise, and track record to forge pathways in the marketplace that expand equity, efficiencies, access, and impact. Aja leads FORWARD’s Impact Team, driving brand, strategic communication, marketing, new markets, social impact, and direct opportunities (RFPs).
In her extensive 20-year career in government administration, Aja is a trusted and respected innovator and impact driver, effectively modeling trusted and human-centered leadership. Her service as Mayor of Compton, CA from 2013 to 2021 remains a proof-point of her capacity to drive innovative change, amid significant adversity. Aja designed and led the execution of a transformative 12-point Vision for Compton Strategic Plan that catalyzed unprecedented economic growth, triggered a new wave of investment, and significantly reduced crime rates. This paradigm-shifting blueprint was covered extensively by both national and international media, serving as a strategic plan for community transformation and paradigm shifts. Learn more at AjaBrown.com
Aja earned her B.S. and M.PL from the University of Southern California’s Sol Price School of Public Policy and Development, with an emphasis in Economic Development.