July 12 , 2023
Lead Without Fear
Doris W. Brown is currently the Owner and Chief Strategist for DBB Consultants, specializing in federal human resources program management and service delivery. She also creates winning resumes and provides individual and group career counseling to the underemployed, unemployed, and transitioning workers. In addition, Doris prepares and delivers custom presentations on a variety of topics related to career management, leadership, professional and personal development, and self-care.
Doris enjoyed a federal career for more than 25 years. Her career advanced to the rank of Senior Executive Service (SES), which is the highest level that can be achieved by a civilian employee in the Federal Government. She was the Executive Director of Human Resources for the International Trade Administration, a Department of Commerce bureau. There are approximately 2 million federal employees; fewer than 7,000 hold the rank of SES; and, fewer than 600 African American women held this rank in 2003.
Doris is a 30-year member of ABWA. She currently serves as Vice President of the Oxon Hill Charter Chapter. She served 5 terms as Chapter President. She is the current District IV Steering Committee Representative and is an ABWA Ambassador. She also served a two-year term as Chair of the WaMarVa Area ABWA Council. In 2009, Doris was named an ABWA Top Ten, and at ABWA’s 60th anniversary National Women’s Leadership Conference held in Kansas City, MO, Doris was named the 2010 American Business Woman, an honor that is given to only one ABWA member each year. Following this honor, Doris served as the 2010-2011 District IV Vice President and a Trustee for the Stephen Bufton Memorial Education Fund. She served on the Board of Directors for the American Business Women’s Foundation (ABWF) for three years (2016-2018).
Doris attended the University of Illinois in Champaign, Illinois, and the State University of New York, both at the undergraduate level studying liberal arts. She later earned a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree from the American University in Washington, DC. She completed the Kansas University MBA Essentials Program and is a 2020 graduate of the Kansas University Women as 21st Century Leaders program, both sponsored by ABWA. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She is the proud mother of 3 and has three grandsons: Izaiah, Camden, and Matthew Jr.