Crystal Brown
Crystal Brown
Justin Knight,
Howard University

Crystal Brown, executive VP at Hager Sharp, will join the National Geographic Society as chief communications officer on Jan. 11.

Her job is to develop marketing communications campaigns that promote the Society's vision, people and programs so they impact audiences throughout the world.

Brown will join the Society from Hager Sharp, where she was executive VP in charge of its education, labor and economy practice.

Earlier, she held the chief communications officer post at Howard University and the University of Maryland.