BOSTON black mbA

Arnesse Brown
Advisory Board Member


Arnesse Brown has over 15 years of experience in Community and Corporate relations, program management, planning, development and implementation. She is currently the Corporate Relations Manager for Tenants Development Corporation, a Property Management and Development company, where her responsibilities include community, government and public relations, branding, program development; grant

 writing and troubleshooting and process improvement.

In her previous role she was the Director of Arts, Education and Community Programs at the United South End Settlements, where she has primary responsibility for development and implementation of new and expanded arts, education and community engagement programming. Ms. Brown was recently selected to spearhead one of the City of Boston and United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley's most aggressive initiatives the "Thrive in Five, Boston's Promise to its Children" for the South End/Lower Roxbury neighborhood of Boston.

At the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, she developed and launched several Bank-wide programs, which included community and economic development programs, conferences and symposiums; several employment and employer of choice programs, diversity outreach and recruitment efforts; targeting professionals of color to increase visibility and identify qualified candidates for internships and full-time employment; and was instrumental in developing relationships for the Bank with the National Association of Black MBAs and the National Society of Hispanic MBAs.

While at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, she received numerous awards and achievements:

  • 2002 Black Achiever
  • The President's Award
  • Selected to be the 2004 Fellow, for the Partnership, Inc. Fellows program.
  • Published several articles in the Bank's quarterly magazine; Communities and Banking.


Arnesse is very passionate about serving her community, and has a love for being a role model and a resource for the youth in underserved areas of Boston. She has served on several committees and numerous boards.

Arnesse Brown is currently sits on the Boards of Youth Enrichment Services (YES), where she serves as an officer, she also serves on the fundraising, and program committees; she is on the Board of Director for Peace in Focus and is the Vice President of Administration of the National Black MBA Association, Boston Chapter and has served in this role for over 7 years. Arnesse has had the opportunity to serve under four Boston Chapter Presidents, while in this leadership role, she assisted in the growth and increased visibility of the chapter, spearheaded a number of professional development events and initiatives. She looks forward to working with the current president and board to continue in the growth of the Boston Chapter.

Ms. Brown holds a B.S. in Business Management, from Lesley University and is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Corporate and Organizational Communication Degree at Northeastern University.