Axon Enterprise (AAXN) Names Adriane Brown To The Board Of Directors

By Amit Chowdhry ● June 4, 2020
  • Axon Enterprise Inc (NASDAQ: AAXN) — a global leader in connected public safety technologies — announced the addition of Adriane Brown to its board of directors

Axon Enterprise Inc (NASDAQ: AAXN) — a global leader in connected public safety technologies — announced the addition of Adriane Brown to its board of directors. Brown is a seasoned leader and independent board director — who brings over three decades of global business leadership and entrepreneurship to Axon.

Axon’s board formally had voted last week to extend an offer to Brown following a six-month extensive search. And her appointment became effective on May 30, 2020.

“Adriane’s contribution to our board of directors will be invaluable,” said Axon CEO and founder Rick Smith. “Adriane has a history of stellar leadership at major innovative companies across industries that include aerospace, automotive and technology. We welcome her guidance on how to continue to expand our business globally and work towards our mission of protecting life.”

Brown currently sits on the board of directors for eBay and Washington Research Foundation. And she is the Board Chair at Seattle’s Pacific Science Center. She also previously served on boards for Raytheon, Allergan and Harman.

In 2018, Brown was appointed as a venture partner at Flying Fish Partners — which is a firm that invests capital and expertise in startups focused on machine learning and artificial intelligence. Before that, Brown served as president and COO at Intellectual Ventures, as president and CEO of Honeywell Transportation Systems, and rose from shift supervisor to vice president and general manager of the Environmental Products Division during her 19-year tenure at Corning.

“I am drawn to companies with bold ideas and that is why I’m excited to sit on Axon’s board,” explained Brown. “I’m passionate about contributing leadership and business guidance particularly to companies that are focused on the betterment of society. Axon’s mission to protect life and obsolete the bullet is a bold one and I am thrilled to be a part of it.”

Brown holds an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters and a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Health from Old Dominion University. And she received her master’s degree in management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Brown’s appointment brings the total number of independent directors on Axon’s board to eight.