May 2, 2019 — NMH’s 136th Commencement exercises will take place at 11 am on Sunday, May 26. Tiffani Brown ’96, a global business executive, storyteller, intrepid traveler, and current Northfield Mount Hermon trustee, will be the featured speaker.
Brown was raised in a small town in rural North Carolina, and credits her experiences and friendships at NMH with opening her eyes to international opportunities that she never imagined while growing up. NMH also deepened her love of education: She has studied in three countries, earning degrees from the University of Southern California, Yale University, and New York University Law School.
Brown began her career in finance, then moved on to corporate law. She eventually became a global strategist for GroupM, the world’s largest media investment group, and currently serves as global head of strategic initiatives for Wavemaker, one of GroupM’s agencies. She develops strategies for clients that range from Fortune 100 companies to the new generation of social-media influencers changing the nature of the media business.
Along the way, Brown has traveled to more than 40 countries. She also attended culinary school; moonlighted as a chef; and, in collaboration with chef and restaurateur Tom Colicchio, co-founded A Place at the Table, a nonprofit that educates people about hunger and food insecurity in the U.S. Among her goals — besides trying new experiences such as long-distance cycling, skydiving, and the flying trapeze — is to help inspire others to achieve career success without sacrificing their passions.