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Carey Brown, Principal and Founder of The Benefit Company, is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology with a degree in Industrial Engineering. He has been a member of the Atlanta executive and employee benefits community since the late 1960’s.
Carey has been/is active in numerous charitable, community and social organizations including the Tommy Nobis Center Board, Buckhead Rotary Club Board, Literacy Action Board, Executive Committee of the Georgia State Golf Association, The GSGA Adaptive Golf program for the physically disabled who seek to play golf, the Bobby Jones Golf Course Foundation Board, the Cherokee Art Endowment Trust Board, Past President of Cherokee Town and Country Club, and Past President of the Georgia State Golf Foundation. Carey has served as Chairman of The Alexander Tharpe Fund Board, three terms on the Georgia Tech Alumni Board, including as President in 2004-2005, and The Georgia Tech Foundation Board. He was President of the Student Body at Tech in 1967-68 and was named Outstanding Young Alumnus in 1974.
Carey was instrumental in establishing the Georgia State Golf Association Foundation. Since inception the Foundation has awarded over $3,000,000 in scholarships to GSGA member club employees and/or their children. 95 scholarships were awarded during the 2017-2018 school year. At the Georgia State Golf Foundation Scholar’s luncheon, a special recognition award was created and designated as the Carey H. Brown Award, acknowledging a volunteer’s dedication, service and leadership.
At Georgia Tech’s Gold & White Annual Gala, Carey received Tech’s highest Alumni Award, the Joseph M. Pettit Distinguished Service Award.
Carey and Sally were married in 1969 and are members of the Cathedral of St. Phillip. They reside in Brookhaven and have four granddaughters. They have two living children, Brent, is a graduate of Georgia Tech with a degree in Industrial Management and an MBA from the Terry School at UGA, and Natalie Houk, a graduate of the College of Charleston.
Carey and Sally’s son, 1LT Tyler Hall Brown (Georgia Tech, IM ’01, HTS ’01), US Army Airborne Ranger, was killed in Iraq on September 14, 2004. While at Woodward Academy, Tyler served as Senior Class President and President of the Student Body at Georgia Tech. Tyler was posthumously awarded the Georgia Tech Young Alumnus of the Year in 2016. The Student Center at Woodward is named for Tyler; a scholarship (the largest of its kind) at Georgia Tech is endowed in his name; and, the Outstanding ROTC cadets and midshipmen awards bear his name. Please visit www.tylerbrown.def6.com to learn more about Tyler. Much has been done to honor Tyler by honoring others.