Director of Government Affairs & Public Relations, cmbg3 lAW

As principal of CB Strategies, Chenelle Brown operates at the crossroads of politics, communications and corporate social responsibility. She advises politicians, corporate executives and non-profit leaders on community and stakeholder engagement, legislative developments and political opportunities.

Chenelle has diverse career experience having worked in the public, private and non-profit sectors and consulted for small “start-up” clients. She has a proven track record of developing strategic partnerships that generate new business opportunities, deliver critical resources to those in need, or advance legislative and political campaigns. Chenelle has successfully advocated for legislation at the federal and state level. She has also spearheaded and helped manage company-wide corporate social responsibility initiatives at a national firm which employs more than 3,500 people.

Chenelle has several years of campaign experience, which began with a volunteer role on Barack Obama’s first presidential campaign. Since then, she has served as a communications consultant, field organizer or volunteer for various federal, state and city-level issue and candidate campaigns. She has worked behind the scenes to plan political fundraisers, policy forums, and press and corporate events. She has trained volunteers, managed staff and effectively led teams. She has been a presenter at major conferences and fundraisers, and hosted live-streamed panel discussions.

Chenelle studied Philosophy and Public Policy at the University of Massachusetts, Boston and Applied Politics at George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management. Chenelle considers Boston home, however she regularly returns to Washington D.C., and is originally from Ohio. In her spare time, she is an active volunteer with the Big Brothers & Big Sisters organization. She holds committee assignments at both the Citizens Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA) and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Boston Branch.