James C. (Chris) Brown has lived in Alaska since 2004, and has a 35+ year career in the telecommunications industry. Mr. Brown was born in Canada and grew up in the Southeastern U.S., where he received an electrical engineering degree from the University of South Florida and an MBA from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.
Mr. Brown’s professional career spans both domestic and international telecommunications, including senior management position with Sprint, British Telecom, and currently AT&T Alaska. Chris and Maragaret, his wife of 35 years have one son, Matthew, who resides in Texas. Chris’s interests include amateur radio and photography and music. He was appointed to the commission in 2009.