Brown will lead marketing and communication activities related to the brand and will report to Melody Badgett, 1% for the Planet SVP of Marketing, Acquisitions and Partnerships.
"Gaelan brings a wealth of experience, critical thinking and great energy to One Percent for the Planet," said Badgett. "We're excited to welcome him aboard as we work to deepen our relationships with our existing member-base and non-profit partners while building the One percent brand to create more value to all stakeholders in our network."
Prior to 1% for the Planet he held roles as Vice President of Marketing for national solar-power installer groSolar and as Senior Marketing Manager at Green Mountain Coffee Roasters. Brown also writes a regular column and blog for the non-profit news journal, Vermont Commons as "An Energy Optimist," and he is co-founder/Board Chair of www.CompostPower.org, a non-profit focused on generating energy as a by-product of compost systems. Brown is a native Vermonter and graduated with honors with a BA in Mass Communication and Economics from Washington and Lee University.
"I'm thrilled and tremendously grateful to be part of the One Percent for the Planet team," said Brown. "I know I'll love working with the amazing companies and organizations in the global one percent network who are working together to invest in sustainability."
About 1% for the Planet
1% for the Planet exists to build and support an alliance of companies financially committed to creating a healthy planet. Launched by Patagonia's Yvon Chouinard in late 2002, 1400+ 1% member companies can now be found in 44 countries around the world. 1% members give at least 1% of their revenues (top line sales) directly to non-profit organizations focused on issues of sustainability.