Nancy Brown


With more than 30 years of finance and accounting experience, Nancy Brown is a CPA and serves as CLA's Chief Culture & Engagement Officer.  In this role, she supports these teams: Marketing, Communication & Culture, People Solutions, Learning & Development, and our Connection Team.  The Connection Team helps CLA family members work together to serve our communities and each other.  It includes Diversity Equity & Inclusion, Affinity Groups, Community Engagement and our CLA Foundation.  By focusing on our culture, we aim to be the best version of ourselves in all aspects of our lives. 

Nancy also serves on the firm's Board of Directors as well as CLA's Leadership Team supporting a variety of firm-wide initiatives.  Prior roles at CLA include Chief Outsourcing Officer, Managing Principal of Consulting & Accounting Solutions Team and serving on the Quality / Risk Committee which supports the firm's annual inspection process.  

Nancy was previously an audit manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers. She also served as manager of finance at Cogentrix, manager of financial planning at Computer Power and controller of Strategic Outsourcing, Inc.  She has significant experience in building teams focused on growth as well as financial analysis of products and business lines, month-end closing, financial reporting, corporate budgeting and management reporting. 


Awarded a Morehead Scholarship to UNC-Chapel Hill; Earned her B.S. in Accounting from UNC - Charlotte.


In the community

Nancy is a past board member and treasurer for Women Executives as well as a past board member, finance committee member and board chair on the Harris YMCA Board of Advisors. She also served on the Proverbs 31 Ministries Board of Directors and its finance committee.  She is an active member of Forest Hill Church where she has served as a youth group leader, was involved in Women Under Construction, and started and led the former Newcomer's ministry.  Nancy also led a Women's LifeGroup and has participated in an international missions trip.