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Board of Advisors

Michael Brown

Michael Brown is Chief Executive Officer and President of HiTouch Business Services. In this role, he oversees all HiTouch operations and sales, including its Rentacrate, ShredX and E-Scrap services. He is also responsible for the strategic direction of marketing, product line assessment and human resources. Prior to joining HiTouch, Michael spent eight years at family-owned and operated Allied Office Products where he was involved in integrating and building a state-of-the-art infrastructure to support its rapid growth. At Allied, Michael’s career spanned various roles from contracts and bids to marketing and analytics. He put Allied in the coffee and break room business, making it the first office supply distributor of single cup coffee. Allied, at the time of the sale, was the largest seller of single cup coffee in the country. Michael was named President and COO of Allied and held the position until its sale in May of 2006.

Michael earned his bachelor’s degree in Information Studies from the ischool in 1994. He is a third generation SU alum, and currently his niece is a first year student at Newhouse. Michael and his family have been loyal and generous SU supporters. His father, Howard Brown, Whitman ’67, established the Howard and Nancy Brown Endowed Scholarship to support an ischool undergraduate. Michael and Howard have also funded the study lounge in Hinds Hall. Michael’s niece, Amanda, a Newhouse student, represents the fourth generation of the Brown family to attend Syracuse.

Michael lives in Manhattan.