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Protecting the quality of life since 1944.

Stephen L. Brown

Stephen L. Brown

Chairman Emeriti

Mr. Brown is the retired chairman of John Hancock Financial Services and John Hancock Life Insurance Company. Since 1958 he served the company as CEO, president and COO, executive vice president of investment operations, and a member of the Hancock board of directors. He is a former chairman of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Mr. Brown is a former director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and former chairman of the board of Ionics, Inc. He is a life trustee of Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, and serves as a member of the investment and finance committees. He is a board member and vice chairman of Dramaworks. He served on the investment advisory committee to the Town of Palm Beach for five years. Mr. Brown is a graduate of Middlebury College.

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The Civic Association is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to protecting our remarkable community and enhancing the special quality of life found only on the island. Your support helps to ensure that Palm Beach continues to be the best place to call home.