Kay Brown

Arctic Policy Development Director

Kay Brown develops Arctic policy with an Alaskan perspective. She is a former state official, political strategist and media specialist who has lived in Alaska since 1976.  Kay has broad experience in political, non-profit and public arenas, including 10 years of service as an Alaska State Representative.

After leaving the legislature, she helped assemble and lead a large coalition of Alaska environmental groups, the Alaska Conservation Alliance and Voters, with a membership of 45 groups representing more than 45,000 individuals. She also served as Director of Oil and Gas for the State of Alaska, and Executive Director of the Alaska Democratic Party.

A journalist by training, Kay is the founder and chair of Alaska Women Ascend, a training program for progressive women candidates and campaign staff.

Kay was inducted into the Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame in 2017 for achievement in public policy and politics. She has a B.A. in journalism from Baylor University.