Spotlight On: Adriane M. Brown

Adriane M. Brown

Raised: Richmond, VA

Occupation: President and Chief Operating Officer, Intellectual Ventures (IV)

Previous Roles: Senior VP, Honeywell International; President and CEO, Honeywell Transportation

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Health from Old Dominion University and a Master’s degree in Management, as a Sloan Fellow, from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Career Driven: She started her career working as a shift Supervisor for Corning. When she left to join Honeywell, she was a Vice President and general manager of Corning’s environmental products division.

Favorite Childhood Memory: Sitting on her dad’s lap to pilot the family’s Ford Country Squire station wagon down the driveway at their home in Richmond, Va.

Accolades: 2006 Women to Watch (Fortune), Most Influential Women In Automotive Industry (Forbes), 2009 100 Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America (Black Enterprise)

Quotable: “If you treat people with dignity and respect, no matter what the situation, you can always walk away with your head held high. That advice has carried me to this day.”


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