United Way of Greater Cleveland Appoints Michael Brown as Senior Director of Human Resources

CLEVELAND (March 1, 2022) – United Way of Greater Cleveland today announced the appointment of Michael Brown as senior director of Human Resources. In this role, he will have broad responsibility for overseeing all aspects of the organization’s Human Resources strategy, planning, and initiatives, including talent acquisition, employee relations, performance management, organizational learning and succession planning.
“Michael is an excellent addition to United Way of Greater Cleveland’s team, bringing more than 10 years of management experience to our organization,” said Augie Napoli, President and CEO. “He is a proven leader with a strong track record of driving high employee engagement, cross-cultural collaboration, and superior results across the organizations he has served – skills which are vital as United Way leads and partners on efforts to alleviate generational poverty for those individuals and families in need.”

“I’m delighted to join United Way of Greater Cleveland’s team of innovators and advocates as the organization continues its vital work to ensure equitable opportunities exist for all Greater Clevelanders across our community. By attracting, developing, and retaining a high-performing workforce reflective of the diversity of the communities we serve, United Way of Greater Cleveland will continue to advance its essential work to uplift the people who live in the deepest poverty across Greater Cleveland for the long-term,” said Brown.

Brown has more than 10 years of leadership and management experience, with extensive expertise in human resources program design and strategic planning. He most recently served as Director of Human Resources for The City of Twinsburg, where he developed and executed Human Resources policies, activities, and staff development in line with the organization’s mission and talent strategy. Prior to that, Brown worked in Cuyahoga County Government for eight years, leading talent acquisition, employment, and other strategic human resources efforts. Brown holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Miami University of Ohio. He is also a local and national SHRM (The Society for Human Resources Management) member.



About United Way of Greater Cleveland
Founded in 1913, United Way of Greater Cleveland is a local, independent nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting poverty across the Greater Cleveland area. The largest private-sector investor of health and human services, United Way invests in efforts that address poverty using a two-pronged approach. The first prong focuses on the daily issues affecting those living in poverty, the Community Hub for Basic Needs. The second drives research and innovation through the Impact Institute, a think tank with an action plan, focused on identifying long-term solutions to break the cycle of poverty. For more information, visit unitedwaycleveland.org and twitter.com/UnitedWayCLE.

Media contact:  Katie Connell, United Way of Greater Cleveland: 404.895.5513 and kconnell@unitedwaycleveland.org

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