Bose Public Affairs Group LLC has promoted Douglas Brown to principal of the governmental affairs and strategic communications firm. Brown joined the firm as senior vice president in 2010. 
“Doug’s experience and skills have proven to be an invaluable resource for Bose Public Affairs Group,” said Daniel Seitz, managing principal. “The firm will benefit greatly from his leadership and management style.”
Prior to joining Bose Public Affairs Group, he chaired the governmental affairs group at an Indianapolis law firm and was a vice president and principal of a public affairs firm.
Brown assists clients in their legislative and executive branch lobbying needs, and he has experience in governmental relations at the local, state and federal levels. Among the types of clients he represents are domestic and international businesses, regulated industries, gaming and horse racing entities, real estate businesses, financing companies and municipalities.
Brown is also a partner with Bose McKinney & Evans LLP and an active member of the firm’s Governmental Services Group and Business Services Group. He assists businesses in various sectors, including mortgage lending, software, manufacturing, real estate development, gaming and horse racing, in a variety of legal issues, including business transactions, disputes, financing, and daily strategic and operational matters.
Recently named one of Indianapolis’ leading and most influential lawyers by the Indianapolis Business Journal, Brown has been included in Indiana Super Lawyers® by Law & Politics every year since the designation’s inception. Indiana’s late Gov. Frank O’Bannon also named him a Sagamore of the Wabash, the highest state governmental honor bestowed upon a civilian.
Brown has been a longtime member and officer of the Capital Improvement Board of Managers of Marion County, comprised of nine community leaders responsible for the ownership, financing and operation of the City of Indianapolis’ sports, convention and public assembly venues, including the Indiana Convention Center, Lucas Oil Stadium, Conseco Fieldhouse and Victory Field. He serves on the 500 Festival Board of Directors. He also served as the CIB’s designee on the Board of Directors of the Indiana Sports Corporation, a not-for-profit enterprise responsible for promoting sporting events in Central Indiana ranging from U.S. Olympic Trials, Big Ten and NCAA tournaments and the 2012 Super Bowl.
Brown earned his doctor of jurisprudence degree from the Indiana University School of Law –Indianapolis, and completed his undergraduate degree at Vanderbilt University.