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Southern Illinois University



Larry G. Brown

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B.S., Radio and Television, 1966

Retired CEO Forward Companies

Dallas, Texas

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

  Dallas, TX 

• 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 

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