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ALBANY PUBLIC LIBRARY                     David P. Brown



Mr. Brown is Vice President of the Albany Public Library and has served on the board since 1997. He has chaired the Board’s Nominating Committee and served on the Executive Committee, the Rechartering Committee and special committees related to computer use and privacy.


Mr. Brown is president of Sawchuk Brown Associates, the Albany area’s leading public relations/public affairs firm.  He has served in regional and national positions with the Public Relations Society of America, the American Marketing Association and the Council of Public Relations Firms.


Previously, Mr. Brown  was executive news editor of the Albany Times Union and editor of the Sunday Times Union. He had also been a reporter at other daily newspapers in New York and Virginia . As an adjunct instructor, he has taught journalism and public relations at the University at Albany and the College of Saint Rose . He has written on local history and Theodore Roosevelt for a variety of publications. 


He has served on the board of Park Playhouse, the Center for Economic Growth, the American Red Cross’ regional chapter, the Albany-Tula Alliance, Albany ’s Project Pride, special committees for the 1990 and 2000 Census in Albany and is a past president of the Rensselaer County Historical Society. 


An avid book collector, Mr. Brown resides with his wife, Pamela Sawchuk Brown, in the Center Square section of Albany .