Jeffrey J. Brown
Current CEO, Ally Financial Inc.
Jeffrey J. Brown (JB) was named Chief Executive Officer of Ally Financial Inc. in February 2015, and also serves on its Board of Directors. Mr. Brown is driving Ally’s evolution as a leading digital financial services company. Under his leadership, Ally is building on its strengths in auto financing, retail deposits and corporate financing, as well as diversifying its offerings to include digital wealth management and online brokerage, mortgage products, point-of-sale lending, and credit card. Mr. Brown has deep financial services experience, previously serving in a variety of executive leadership positions at Ally and other leading financial institutions. Prior to being named CEO, Mr. Brown was President and CEO of Ally’s Dealer Financial Services business, where he oversaw the auto finance, insurance, and auto servicing operations. Mr. Brown joined Ally in March 2009 as Corporate Treasurer and, in 2011, was named Executive Vice President of Finance and Corporate Planning, leading finance, treasury and corporate-strategy initiatives. Mr. Brown received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Clemson University and an executive master’s degree in business from Queens University in Charlotte. He serves on the board of the Clemson University Foundation and is Chairman of the Queens University of Charlotte Board of Trustees. Mr. Brown previously served as president of the Federal Advisory Council (FAC) for 2021. In 2018, he was appointed by the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago as representative for the Seventh Federal Reserve District. He completed four years of service in 2021. Passionate about diversity and inclusion, he joined the first 150 members of the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge, advancing diversity and inclusion in the workplace as a competitive and societal issue. Mr. Brown was honored as CEO of the year by the Thurgood Marshall College Fund in 2019. He received a 2016 Father of the Year award by the Father’s Day Council and benefitting the American Diabetes Association for his commitment to family, career, and community. He is also a member of the Charlotte Executive Leadership Council, which focuses on improving economic mobility and education issues in Mecklenburg County, N.C. Mr. Brown joined the Charlotte Sports Foundation Board for 2022.