Co-Founder & Chief Impact Officer | Civic Makers
Judi Brown is a creative systems thinker and human-centered design practitioner with a penchant for civic technology and radically inclusive, participatory governance structures. As Co-founder and Chief Impact Officer, Judi brings over 15 years of experience in applied innovation methodologies with social enterprises, nonprofits, and local governments to the practice. She has managed change initiatives for large, medium and small organizations; facilitated a variety of convenings for public and private sector clients; and led the development of human-centered design trainings that blend systems thinking with reflective practice. She honed her applied design thinking and public involvement skills while working on survey development and evaluation services for Zawadisha, a micro-lending fund benefitting female entrepreneurs in Kenya. Judi holds a Master’s in Public Administration from Presidio Graduate School in San Francisco, CA.