ACE Mentor Program Names Kevin Brown, Jr., to Board of Directors
A former ACE student participant and current mentor team leader, Brown represents the full circle of ACE mentoring and career development.
[Philadelphia, Pa.] The Eastern Pennsylvania Affiliate chapter of the national ACE Mentor Program has named former ACE student participant and current mentor team leader Kevin Brown, Jr., EIT, to its board of directors. Brown is a construction manager with Urban Engineers.
“Kevin embodies the mission of ACE and the power of the program to shape lives and careers,” said ACE Eastern Pennsylvania Affiliate Director Tiffany Millner, AIA, NOMA. “His roles with ACE as a student and a mentor add an exciting and unique perspective to our board.”
Brown represents the full circle of ACE mentoring and career development. He attended George Washington Carver High School for Engineering and Science, where he was a student participant in the ACE Mentor Program. His experience prompted him to become the first in his family to attend college. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering from Widener University.
Brown began his career with Urban Engineers, where he has risen to construction manager responsible for significant transportation projects. He most recently managed reconstruction of I-95, Section GR1 in Philadelphia, Pa. Brown’s mantra, “Always give back and never forget where you came from,” adorns the entry wall to the 450-person firm.
He continued involvement with ACE as a volunteer mentor and, for the past two years, as a team leader. Not insignificantly, Brown mentors several students from his alma mater, Carver.
“Kevin has been instrumental in the mentor support committee that develops and hosts events focused on mentor recruitment and retention,” added Millner. “These events have brought the mentors closer together, which in turn creates a cohesiveness that is apparent to the students.”
Brown is also a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), Engineers Club of Philadelphia, and Construction Management Association of America (CMAA). In addition to his volunteer work with ACE Mentor Program, Brown volunteers with CANstruction, as an ASCE student chapter practitioner advisor at Widener University, and as a senior advisor for Temple University’s BridgeBuilders project.