Jacksonville, United States

Mayor Alvin Brown has made downtown revitalization a top priority for Jacksonville, leading efforts to create a new downtown development authority & attract employers to locate in downtown. Building on these early successes, Mayor Brown is seeking IBM’s assistance to develop a cohesive revitalization strategy by improving transportation, public safety, and cultural attractions.                             
City Leader
Alvin Brown Mayor of Jacksonville

Alvin Brown has served as Mayor of Jacksonville since 2011. Brown previously served as an Executive in Residence at Jacksonville University’s Davis School of Business, and has been president and CEO of the Willie Gary Classic Foundation, an organization that helps provide scholarships for historically black colleges. Brown has also served as the executive director of the Bush/Clinton Katrina Interfaith Fund; chairman of the board of the National Black MBA Association; Vice President Al Gore’s senior advisor for Urban Policy and vice chair of the White House Community Empowerment Board; and a number of other senior advisory positions in the federal government.


Suzanne Wylie Chief Executive, Belfast City Council

Councillor Nichola Mallon Lord Mayor of Belfast

Team Members
Yukari Kobayashi Strategy and Market Development Leader, Global Business Services, IBM Japan
Ofer Shir Research Scientist, IBM Israel
Carrie Bendzsa External Communications Manager, Sales & Distribution, IBM Canada
Betsy Greytok Site Counsel for Austin, Rochester & Beaverton, Systems & Technology Group, IBM US
Bisi Adedokun Certified Software IT Architect, Sales & Distribution, IBM US
Ken Stockman Senior Managing Consultant, US Federal Team, Global Business Services, IBM US
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