Floyd Brown is president of Excellentia Inc., a consulting company specializing in communications strategy and the marketing of ideas.
He writes a weekly syndicated column about politics, culture and the economy with his wife, Mary Beth Brown.
Brown is chairman of The Western Center for Journalism, the center trains “citizen journalists” to use internet tools and online video to create compelling news content.
Media campaigns organized by Brown have been studied for their effectiveness. These campaigns include the 1988 campaign of Americans for Bush during which he produced the “Willie Horton ad” and the TV campaign in support of the nomination of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.
From 2001 until 2006, he served as the executive director of Young America’s Foundation which saved Rancho del Cielo, Ronald Reagan’s Ranch and Western White House. Brown oversaw the preservation of the historic ranch home and the building of the 20 million dollar Reagan Ranch Center in downtown Santa Barbara, California. In 1988 Brown founded Citizens United and served as its Chairman until 2007.
As a commentator he has appeared a vast number of TV and radio shows including: The O’Reilly Factor, the CBS Evening News, ABC’s Primetime, NBC’s Today Show, FOX News, CNN, MSNBC and more. From 1995 until 2000 he hosted his own talk radio show on Seattle’s KVI 570 AM.
As a speaker he has traveled coast to coast speaking to conferences and at numerous universities including Dartmouth, University of Pennsylvania, Notre Dame, University of Miami and the California Polytechnic University (Cal-Poly).
He has been an advisor and consultant to political campaigns including the Bush, Dole and Forbes for president campaigns. He worked in President Reagan’s campaigns and was a political appointee his administration. He credits President Reagan for sparking his interest in public service.