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Celia  Brown

Celia Brown is an Independent Public Company Director and Management Consultant with an extensive global HR and corporate law background and deep experience at times of business and leadership transition, integration and expansion. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors of 1-800-Flowers.com, serving on the Compensation Committee and Governance Committee.  She previously served as the Chief Human Resources Officer of Willis Group Holdings and Head of HR and Public Relations at XL Capital Ltd. She has worked for many years in the areas of CEO transitions, succession planning, talent identification and development, executive compensation, M&A, climate assessment and culture change, including thirty years of service as a trusted advisor to senior leaders. 

Celia has also served for many years in the non-profit arena, currently as a member of the Board of  Directors of Volunteer New York! and as a senior strategic advisor to the Center for Executive Succession at the Darla Moore School of Business.  Celia has a B.A. from Emory University and a J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law.