Jay Brown

President & CEO

Crown Castle International

Jay A. Brown was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Crown Castle International Corp. in June 2016. As an NYSE S&P 500 company with an enterprise value of approximately $80B, Crown Castle is building the solutions that deliver long-term value for their customers, communities, and investors. Jay was Crown Castle’s Chief Financial Officer from July 2008 and Treasurer of Crown Castle from May 2004, after joining in August 1999 from prior work at a start-up health care company and Arthur Andersen LLP. Jay holds a BBA from Baylor University, serves on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Wireless Industry Association, the Advisory Board of Governors of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, and the advisory boards for the Hankamer School of Business at Baylor University and Living Water International. Jay and his wife, Ashley, have six children, their youngest two adopted from Ethiopia, and are passionate about serving the most vulnerable and helpless in the world.


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