President, Barrick Gold USA
Mr. Brown has been an advocate for Nevada communities since joining Barrick Gold Corporation in 1995. In 2016 he was named President of Barrick Gold USA and is the company’s senior executive in the United States. Barrick is the world’s largest gold mining company with operations in 12 nations. In Nevada, Barrick has 4,000 employees at mines in Elko, Eureka, Lander, and Humbolt counties. The company has a power generation plant and solar facility in Storey County and opened a Global Business Office and Technology Hub in Southern Nevada in 2015.
Prior to joining Barrick, Michael was Vice President of the Gold Institute. He served eight years in the Reagan Administration at the U.S. Treasury and three years on the staff of the Ohio House of Representatives. Michael has a Bachelor of Science in business from the Ohio State University and a Master of Business Administration from George Washington University.
In Nevada, Michael is a board member of the Clark County Public Education Foundation, Nevada Mining Association, Nevada Taxpayers Association, Communities in Schools of Nevada, Three Square Food Bank, Opportunity Village and Nevada Ballet Theatre. He is chairman-elect of the board of directors for the Nevada Mining Association and serves as a board member for the National Mining Association. Additionally, he is the founder of the Nevada Corporate Giving Council, an organization dedicated to improving the practice of corporate philanthropy in Nevada. In 2015 he received the Civitas Laurel award from the Foundation for an Independent Tomorrow.