Carlos M. Brown received his bachelor’s degree and law degree from the University of Virginia where he was an Echols, Achievement, Underwood, and Hardy Cross Dillard Scholar. While an undergraduate at the University, he also had the honor of serving as president of the student body. He was recognized for his contributions to the University by being initiated into the IMP, Thirteen, and Raven Societies. In law school, he served as president of the Black Law Students Association.
Mr. Brown joined Dominion in 2007 as senior counsel. He has served in various business, operational, and legal roles until he was promoted to vice president and general counsel in January 2017. In December 2019, he was promoted to his current post as the Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Chief Compliance Officer.
Prior to joining Dominion, he was the managing partner of Brown Martin PC and president and managing member of the Obsidian Capital Group LLC. He previously practiced law as an associate at McGuireWoods LLP.
Mr. Brown currently serves as a member of the Commonwealth Transportation board; the Central Virginia Transportation and Richmond Metropolitan Transportation Authorities. He also serves as director of NextUp, the Virginia Museum of History and Culture, and the Dominion Energy Credit Union. Until 2018, he served as the chair of the Dominion Energy African American Resource Group.
Previously, Mr. Brown served on the boards of Feedmore, Inc., the Virginia Small Business Advisory Board, the board of visitors of Christopher Newport University, the Richmond Virginia Chamber of Commerce Foundation, the Virginia Poverty Law Center, Boaz and Ruth, Inc. and the transition teams of Governor Ralph Northam and Mayor Dwight Jones. He is a 2006 Richmond Style Weekly Top 40 under 40 award recipient. In 2017, in recognition of his work in the community, he was recognized as a Leader in the Law by Virginia Lawyers Weekly. Savoy Magazine has named Mr. Brown one of the most influential African American Attorneys in America. He has also been listed to the Virginia Legal Elite for Corporate Counsel by Virginia Business Magazine and inducted as a fellow of the Virginia Law Foundation. In 2019, he was named to the GC Power List. He is also a member of the Richmond Forum, the Executive Leadership Council, and NACD Directorship Certified.
Mr. Brown was appointed to the Board of Visitors by Governor Northam in 2021.