Jason L. Brown, Human Resources Generalist Manager at Enterprise Holdings, developed an interest in philanthropy early by watching his family give their time and treasure. Jason is a newcomer to Atlanta, so please make him feel welcome!
Tell us about your role within your organization and how you impact the company’s strategic goals?
My role is to partner with leaders of departments and business lines to help drive performance in the core areas of our business including customer service, employee development, growth, profits and DE&I.
What advice would you give to someone wanting a career in your industry?
Someone looking to join our industry, is to take on opportunities to increase you communication and leadership skills. Our organization is one in which we start entry level with the goal of being promoted to higher positions.
How did you navigate through the challenges of the pandemic or any past economic challenge?
We continued to keep people first and find ways to stay connected. We increased our use of technology and found new and efficient ways to take care of our customers and employees.
What sparked your interest in philanthropy and why did you become an AAP Cabinet member?
My interest in philanthropy was part of our family for as long as I could remember. Watching older members of my family volunteer their time and donate to causes that were important to them. My desire to give back to young people in communities that may have a need for greater resources is something I’ve been a part of for most of my adult life. Moving to Atlanta and learning about AAP, made me excited to have a chance to join the team.
What is your favorite Atlanta restaurant and why?
Being new to Atlanta, I haven’t found a favorite restaurant. However, I’m happy to try as many as possible.
What is your favorite vacation destination and why?
Favorite vacation destination is National Harbor. Nice restaurants, great people and close to so much history.
Who is your favorite American trailblazer that serves as a source of inspiration to you?
My favorite trailblazers are definitely my parents. Neither graduated college but did all they could to put me and my siblings in positions to be successful.