The Cleveland Orchestra Appoints Jejuana C. Brown as Inaugural Director of Diversity & Inclusion

By Logan Martell

The Cleveland Orchestra has announced that Jejuana C. Brown has been named as its Director of Diversity and Inclusion, effective January 11th.

Brown will work to develop a comprehensive equity, access, diversity, and inclusion plan which aligns with TCO’s vision as a company. Other responsibilities include furthering practices and accountability measures in all departments.

Brown brings with her experience in a similar role as Director of Inclusive Culture & Talent Initiatives at Greater Cleveland Partnership; she also serves on the boards of the Journey Center for Safety & Healing, Cleveland Society for Human Resource Management, and Facing History & Ourselves.

“The creation of this position is a very important step as part of The Cleveland Orchestra’s commitment to make our institution and our programs more diverse and inclusive,” said André Gremillet, The Cleveland Orchestra’s President & CEO, in a press release. “We could not be more pleased to have Jejuana Brown join us in this new role. She brings with her invaluable expertise and experience, in addition to a deep understanding of our Cleveland community. Her contributions will be essential as we continue our journey to enhance The Cleveland Orchestra’s diversity and inclusion internally and externally, in order to better serve our community.”