Larry G. Brown
B.S., Radio and Television, 1966
Retired CEO Forward Companies
I am originally from Carbondale, Illinois and attended SIU when the College of Mass Communications was building its reputation as one of the best in the country. The university holds a special significance to me because it was the foundation of my success in my later professional life.
I have a BS in Mass Communications, class of ’66.
Here are a few highlights of my professional career:
• As an entrepreneur I built a company that ranked in the Top 20 fastest growing companies in
• Founded the Larry G. Brown Media Management Center on the campus of Southern Illinois
University, Carbondale, IL
• Awarded the 1999 Alumnus of the Year, Department of Radio/TV
• Published author
• Won over 20 national awards as producer/director for film productions
• Lectured at colleges and universities throughout the U.S.
• Past board member of Southern Illinois University Foundation, Regenetech - a NASA affiliated
adult cell research company and Sammons Center for the Arts, Dallas, Texas
• Member of the original team that created the largest television news format in the United
States - Action News
Here is a link to my LinkedIn account: https://www.linkedin.com/in/larry-brown-b499341