Derrick “KD” Brown

Manager of Recruiting

Derrick “KD” Brown identifies and matches FUSE executive fellows with our partner projects across the country. With more than a decade of experience as a recruiter and community engagement professional, he has worked in the nonprofit, higher education, and local government sectors, where he has recruited for a wide range of roles, including teachers, administrators, interns, and creative.

KD has also worked as a Manager of Recruitment for education organizations. In these positions diversity, equity, and inclusion was at the forefront of the work, as he had to identify and place Black and Brown men in roles where they represented only 2% of the workforce. 

Outside of FUSE, he facilitates programs that encourage healing through creative expression and is an advocate for serving through volunteerism.  With a background in the performing arts, education, and community youth development, he brings a unique combination of creativity and empathy to all of his work.

KD earned a  BS degree from Allen University and an MS degree from University of North Texas at Dallas.