CLEMSON, South Carolina – Jeffrey J. Brown of Charlotte, CEO of Ally Financial, joined the Clemson University Foundation board of directors for a four-year term beginning July 1.

Jeffrey Brown

Jeffrey Brown

A 1995 Clemson graduate with a Bachelor of Science in economics, Brown was named Ally CEO in February 2015 after serving in several leadership roles in the company. He also is a member of its board.

Prior to being named CEO, Brown was president and CEO of Ally’s Dealer Financial Services business where he oversaw the company’s automotive finance, insurance and auto servicing operations. He joined Ally in March 2009 as corporate treasurer and, in 2011, was named executive vice president of finance and corporate planning, where he oversaw the company’s finance, treasury and corporate strategy initiatives.

Prior to joining Ally, he was the corporate treasurer for Bank of America, where he had responsibility for the core treasury functions, including funding and managing interest rate risk.

He serves on the Trevillian Cabinet of the College of Business at Clemson University and on the board of trustees of Queens University in Charlotte.

Brown was recognized for his commitment to family, career and community with a 2016 Father of the Year award by the Father’s Day Council and benefiting the American Diabetes Association.

The Clemson University Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) entity organized solely to promote the welfare and future development of Clemson University. It was chartered in 1933 to support the university’s educational and scientific goals. It is the responsibility of the board of directors to manage and disburse assets prudently within a policy that encourages the enhancement of the resources of the foundation.