A native of Van Nuys, CA, Jan Brown spent her 43-year career conserving natural resources and advancing cooperative, sustainable enterprise across the Northern Rockies. She was the first executive director of the Henry’s Fork Foundation, serving this Idaho river conservation organization for nine years. Following that position, Jan served ten years as the executive director of the Yellowstone Business Partnership, based in Bozeman. Prior to her retirement in September 2019, Jan spent four years forming cooperatively-owned businesses as executive director of the Montana Cooperative Development Center. In retirement, Jan plans on enjoying her cabin near Yellowstone National Park and traveling frequently to visit friends and family across the West.