The Governing Board of Marketplace Chaplains announces the appointment of Jason Brown as the new President and CEO of Marketplace Chaplains effective immediately.
Brown has served for the past twenty years as the Chief Marketing Officer, where he was responsible for sales management, marketing communications, brand management, strategic initiatives, and chaplain recruitment.
Brown is a proven servant-leader recognized by his peers as an industry-wide expert in the Faith at Work Movement, Workplace Chaplaincy, and Employee Mental Health disciplines.
Robin Lewis, Chair of the Governing Board, said, “We know he will do a commendable job and are excited to see him take this leadership role. Jason is exactly the leader we need to take the largest corporate workplace chaplaincy ministry in the world to new heights.”
Brown started with Marketplace Chaplains in February of 2002 charged with new client development. During his tenure, the organization has grown from 875 chaplains serving 240 companies to the current 1,900 chaplains serving almost 1,300 companies in the United States and Canada. Jason has helped lead Marketplace Chaplains’ expansion with year-over-year double-digit growth.
He came to Marketplace with 20 years of corporate sales and marketing experience, including tenures at Procter & Gamble, Wrangler Outerwear, and Computer Resale Technologies.
Additionally, as a professional athlete, Brown won the 1991 World Champion Saddle Bronc Rider title, while also serving as the rodeo’s National Spokesman Coordinator. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University Rawls School of Business with a degree in Marketing where he also co-founded the Young Entrepreneur Society.
In 2020, Jason received the OnCon Top 100 Marketer Award and in 2021 received OnCon’s Top 50 Marketer Award, selected by his peers. Jason and his wife Cyndi, are the proud parents of twin boys, Layton and Parker, who enjoy competitive bass fishing and attend Dallas Baptist University.
Founded in Dallas, Texas, on January 1, 1984, Marketplace Chaplains has expanded every year for the past 39 years and today serves corporations in every state as well as many companies in Canada. Founder Gil Stricklin’s visionary leadership and willingness to obey God’s call, along with support and encouragement from his wife Ann, fueled him to persistently present the workplace chaplaincy concept to business leaders for years. Today, Marketplace Chaplain provides personal care and crisis response to more than 1,191,112 employees and family members.