Jejuana C. Brown. Photo by Roger Mastroianni

Jejuana C. Brown has joined the Cleveland Orchestra as director of Diversity and Inclusion, effective on January 11. Reporting directly to the Cleveland Orchestra’s president and CEO and in collaboration with the vice president for human resources as well as executive and senior leadership, the director of Diversity and Inclusion is a new position responsible for guiding and implementing efforts to define, understand, assess, and cultivate diversity. The position will develop a comprehensive equity, access, diversity, and inclusion plan that aligns with the Orchestra’s objective to promote diversity as an essential element of the organization’s core values, goals, and mission. Brown was formerly director of Inclusive Culture and Talent Initiatives at Greater Cleveland Partnership. Prior to that, Brown led strategic projects for several departments at Cleveland State University, where she earned a Master of Education in Adult Learning and Development and a Graduate Certificate in Diversity Management. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Executive Leadership at the University of Charleston, West Virginia.