Robert J. Brown is Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of B&C Associates, Inc., a management consulting, marketing research and public relations firm headquartered in High Point, North Carolina.  He is also the Chairman and CEO of B&C International, Inc., and President of International BookSmart Foundation.

B&C was founded in 1960 and has been privileged to serve many Fortune 500 companies.  Some of those companies we have been privileged to work with are: Sara Lee Corporation, USAA, General Motors Corporation, Coca-Cola Company, Nissan Corporation, Michelin North America, Lowe’s, Inc., AutoNation, Inc., Freddie Mac, Sprint, Rooms To Go, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, Office Depot, DeBeers, Inc. and Save-A-Lot.

A native of North Carolina, Brown attended North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and Virginia Union University.  In 1956, he entered the field of law enforcement, serving first as a local police officer and then as a federal agent with the U.S. Department of the Treasury.  Brown served as President and CEO of B&C Associates, Inc. until 1968 when he took a leave of absence from the company to serve as Special Assistant to President Richard Nixon.  He returned as Chairman and CEO of B&C Associates, Inc., in 1973.

Past & Present Social & International Achievements

High Point University
(Vice Chair Board of Directors)

Richard Nixon Foundation
(Board Member)

National Urban League
(Board Member)

Horatio Alger Association
(Board Member)

(Past Board Member)

Virginia Union University
(Past Board Member)

Six National Achievement Awards

Eleven Honorary Doctorate Degrees from Various Colleges & Universities

Some Awards Include:

Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans Award

Small Business Administration’s Lifetime Achievement Award

United Way of Greater High Point’s 2002 Alexis de Tocqueville Society Award

High Point Enterprise 2005 Citizen of the Year Award

U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency’s 2006 Abe Venable Legacy Award for Lifetime Achievement

U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency’s 2007 National Director’s Legacy Award for Lifetime Achievement

National Urban League’s 2009 Collins Award

Greater Washington Urban League’s 2012 Whitney M. Young, Jr. Community Service Award

Johnson C. Smith University 2015 Arch of Triumph Award

National Conference for Community and Justice of the Piedmont 2015 Brotherhood.Sisterhood Citation Award

2016 North Carolina Award (The Highest Award Possible in North Carolina)

Chief of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in Montana and a Chief of the Ikorodu Kingdom in Lagos State, Nigeria