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Terry L. Brown Elected to Clarkson University Board of Trustees
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Clarkson University alumnus Terry L. Brown of Fayetteville, N.Y., chairman and chief executive officer of O'Brien & Gere Inc., was elected to Clarkson University's Board of Trustees at its Winter Meeting last month.
An engineering and project delivery company with $126 million in revenues and 26 offices located across the U.S., O'Brien & Gere is a recognized leader in providing total environmental and water solutions, and capital and facilities solutions. As head of the company, Brown has led the consolidation of a number of operating companies, the consolidation of support services, the transition of ownership, and the process of equity raising for the corporations.
He joined O'Brien & Gere Engineers in 1975, and early on served as a contract administrator for the 80 MGD Metropolitan Syracuse Wastewater Treatment Facility. In 1980, he was the resident engineer for the construction of a 96-inch outfall tunnel using horizontal freezing techniques for ground stabilization. Over the next few years, Brown was responsible for the design oversight of the Village of Chittenago wastewater treatment plant, the Village of Waterloo water system upgrade, and the Onondaga County Department of Water Environment Protection maintenance facility. He was named a project engineer for O'Brien & Gere Inc. of North America in 1984, and promoted to vice president two years later. In 1992, Brown was named president.
Brown is a member of the Clarkson's Coulter School of Engineering Dean's Council and is a past recipient of the Woodstock Award and the Golden Knight Award, Clarkson's highest alumni honor. As a trustee, he is currently serving on the Institutional Advancement and Research Committees and is vice chairman of the Physical Plant Committee.
Brown graduated from Clarkson with a bachelor of science degree in civil & environmental engineering in 1972. He also served as an officer in the Marine Corps from 1972-75 as well as an instructor for the U.S. Naval Academy.
Brown also serves on the board of directors of the New York State Business Council Board, SUNY Environmental Science & Forestry (ESF) President's Advisory Board, the Water Environment Federation, and the National Kidney Foundation of Central New York.