Kansas City Fed Senior Project Manager Mattie Brown recently was named to the Black Achievers Society of Kansas City and honored at a reception hosted at the Bank.

The Society was founded in 1974 to honor African Americans in business and industry. The organization was founded by Emanuel Cleaver II, former Kansas City, Mo., councilman and mayor who now represents the area in Congress. The organization’s mission is to “actively respond to the educational, social and economic needs of the community by providing role models for Blacks and minority youth, sharing knowledge gained through academic and corporate experience.”

Brown, a native of Kansas City, Kan., has more than 20 years of project management experience from a diverse career that included working in the mortuary, healthcare and software industries before joining the Bank.

Brown was chair of the Bank’s 2018 United Way Campaign, and she is a member of several mentorship and diversity-and-inclusion groups, including the Women in Technology Community of Practice. As a member of the Black Achievers Society, Brown joins Bank employees Mark Watson and Porcia Block, who were recognized as members of the organization in previous years.