Michael J. Brown

Nevada / Washington, DC


Michael J. Brown joined Barrick Gold Corporation in 1994. In 2016, he was named President, Barrick Gold USA, and is the company’s senior executive in the United States. Barrick is the world’s largest gold mining company with operations in 12 nations. In Nevada, Barrick has 4,000 employees at mines in Elko, Eureka, Lander, and Humboldt counties.  The company has a power generation plant and solar facility in Storey County and opened a Global Business Office and Technology Hub in Southern Nevada in 2015.

Prior to joining Barrick, Mr. Brown was Vice President of the Gold Institute. Mr. Brown served eight years in the Reagan Administration at the U.S. Treasury/U.S. Mint and three years on the staff of the Ohio House of Representatives.

Mr. Brown has a Bachelor of Science in business from the Ohio State University and a Master of Business Administration from George Washington University.

In Nevada, Mr. Brown is a board member of the Three Square Food Bank, Clark County Public Education Foundation, Nevada Mining Association, Opportunity Village and Nevada Ballet Theatre.  He is the founder of the Nevada Corporate Giving Council, an organization dedicated to improving the practice of corporate philanthropy in Nevada. In the area of water policy, he is involved with the Water Project at Brookings Mountain West and with One Drop, the international water conservation organization. In 2015, he received the Civitas Laureaward from the Foundation for an Independent Tomorrow.

In Washington DC, Mr. Brown is on the board of the National Mining Association and has a long history of civic activism in Alexandria and is a past-president of the Del-Ray Citizens Association. He has served in various leadership capacities with the Capital Rowing Club and is a noted booster of the U.S. Olympic Women’s Rowing Team and is a Steward of the San Diego Crew Classic.