William H. Brown
William H. Brown is the President of Spectrum Strategies LLC, an economic development consulting firm with a focus on the creation of public-private partnerships to address development issues and engagement in the public policy-setting process.
Prior to establishing Spectrum, Brown was employed with Fannie Mae for more than a decade and served in various capacities at the local, regional and national levels. Brown’s career includes service as the Executive Director of the Columbia Missouri Housing Authority; Regional Administrator, Region VII, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; and as State Director for United States Senator Christopher S. Bond. Brown also served in administrations of Missouri Governors Kit Bond and John Ashcroft and as the Deputy Campaign Manager for Kit Bond in the 1986 Missouri U.S. Senate race.
Brown currently serves on the Steering Committee of the Lee’s Summit R-7 Business Community Roundtable, the Lee’s Summit Civic Roundtable, and the St. Luke’s East Hospital Executive Advisory Council. He is a member of the Lee’s Summit Economic Development Council and the Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce.
Brown's previous service has included the Lee’s Summit Economic Development Council where he served as Immediate Past Chair, Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary & Treasurer, as Vice-Chair of the Lee’s Summit Land Clearance & Redevelopment Authority (LCRA), the Kansas City Area Development Council (KCADC) Board of Directors, as well as serving on the 2011 Lee’s Summit City Council Redistricting Committee and the Lee’s Summit Sustainability Advisory Committee.
He has been involved in the Lee’s Summit 360 Strategic Plan efforts and served on the steering committees for the advocacy campaigns on the successful City of Lee’s Summit’s 2013 and 2014 capital improvements bond issues and as co-chair of the Smarter Tomorrows campaign in support of the winning Lee’s Summit R-7 School District April 2015 bond issue.
Brown was a member of the Civic Council of Greater Kansas City’s Kansas City Tomorrow Leadership Program and prior affiliations have included the Missouri Chamber of Commerce, the Mortgage Bankers Association of Greater Kansas City, the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City and the Local Initiative Support Corporation (LISC).
Brown received a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration from the University of Missouri-Columbia.