Michele Autenrieth Brown is a strategic marketer, a multi-tasker and a voracious reader. She loves insights, working through challenges from all angles, processes that drive results, and people who are passionate about their work. She has a soft spot for kids, mental health, and ensuring every child has the opportunity for a quality education, no matter their zip code.
Michele is the Deputy Chief of Marketing and Communications for KIPP Texas Public Schools where she leads a team to provide internal communications, marketing and advertising, public relations, crisis communications, family and community engagement, and political advocacy across the state. KIPP Texas is a high-performing, public charter school network focusing on educationally underserved communities. They have 55 Pre-K-12 schools, 29,000 students, and close to 4,000 teachers, faculty, and staff located in Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio.
Before joining KIPP Texas, Michele worked in children’s mental health and in advertising working on brands like Citibank, Procter & Gamble, Coca-Cola, and others. She is a former television news producer and assignments editor, and worked in music programming and on-air in radio.
Michele was in Leadership San Antonio Class 32 (#BestClassEver), served on the Steering Committee for LSA Class 34, as the co-chair in Class 35, and on the executive committee of the LSA Alumni Association. She has been named “40 Under 40” by the San Antonio Business Journal.
Michele is married to Will Brown and they have a son in college and a daughter in high school.