Take Charge America, Inc., a national nonprofit credit counseling agency based in Phoenix, announced today Kerwin Brown has been appointed to its board of directors. Brown, who serves as president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Black Chamber of Commerce, joined the Take Charge America board on Jan. 1.
As a member of the board, Brown helps oversee strategy and business operations for Take Charge America. The organization provides financial education services that include credit counseling, housing counseling, student loan counseling and debt management. Since 1987, Take Charge America has helped more than 1.6 million consumers nationwide.
“Kerwin brings formidable knowledge, expertise and leadership to our board of directors,” said Take Charge America CEO David Richardson. “During his 20-year career in financial services, he has seen the ups and downs of the market, and has worked with people at all stages of the financial spectrum. He has embraced our organization’s mission and shares our passion for helping consumers improve their financial well-being.”
Brown has served as president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Black Chamber of Commerce for the last 18 months, leading the chamber’s efforts to support and bolster local businesses. Prior to assuming the leadership position, he was chairman of the board for the chamber. He also sits on the board of directors for the U.S. Black Chamber, Inc., where he has served as treasurer and western regional director for nearly four years. In addition to his leadership background, Brown has held numerous management positions with insurance and financial services companies.
“I am thrilled to join the board of an organization that’s helping Americans get back on their feet and take control of their finances,” said Brown. “My goal as a board member is to aid Take Charge America in providing the resources and education consumers need to avoid debt pitfalls and enjoy financial peace of mind.”