Director of Strategic Partnerships
Nicole Brown is the Director of Strategic Partnerships at Detroit Future City (DFC). In this role, Nicole will manage the development of the 2030 DFC strategic plan and develop critical partnerships that align with the work of DFC – advancing the quality of life for all Detroiters through an equity lens.
Nicole has more than 13 years of expertise in marketing, communications, community engagement, and project management in metro Detroit. Before joining DFC, Nicole spent four years as the community relations manager of M-1 RAIL, where she developed and managed community engagement campaigns, including public safety and internship programs. Before serving at M-1 RAIL, Nicole worked as the communications and outreach coordinator for Midtown Detroit, Inc.’s Living Cities Integration Initiative and the Woodward Corridor Initiative. She also has worked in various capacities for organizations, including Excellent Schools Detroit and the Woodward Avenue Action Association.
In 2017 Nicole was selected to participate in Wayne State University’s prestigious Detroit Revitalization Fellowship program. In 2015, Nicole was selected to participate in the White House Office of Social Innovation’s Fellowship program known as The Presidio Institute’s Cross Sector Leadership Fellowship. Nicole currently serves as the board president for Transportation Riders United.
Nicole has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Eastern Michigan University.