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Garvin Brown, Trustee

Garvin Brown is the Chairman of the Board of Brown-Forman Corporation, founded by his great, great grandfather George Garvin Brown in 1870, distillers of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey.

Garvin began his employment at Brown-Forman in 1996 in field sales in New York. Since that time he has held corporate roles in Louisville, Kentucky and operating roles in Europe. He joined Brown-Forman’s Board in 2006 as a Director, and has served as its Chairman since 2007.

Garvin was raised in Montreal, Canada, and is a graduate of McGill University (B.A. Political Science & History), the University of British Columbia (M.A. Political Science) and London Business School (M.B.A). He resides in London, England with his wife, Steffanie, and their two children.


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