Karen Brown was named director of Correction Enterprises in June 2002. As director, Brown oversees all sections and operations under Correction Enterprises.
Joining the Department of Public Safety (Formerly known as the Department of Correction) in 1991, Karen Brown served as assistant director for administrative services in the Central Engineering section.
Karen Brown attended Rocky Mount Senior High School and went on to earn a bachelor's degree in economics and international business from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She earned a master's degree in business administration from Meredith College. She is also a graduate of the Institute of Certified Professional Managers at James Madison University and the Department's Correctional Leadership Development Program.
When she's not working, Brown's two sons keep her busy. She also enjoys reading, traveling and relaxing on the Pamlico River. In addition, she is an officer and active volunteer with the National Correction Industries Association.