Chief Executive Officer
Miller Electric Company
Henry K. Brown is the Chief Executive Officer for Miller Electric Company, as well as a member of the Board of Directors. He is a third-generation CEO of the company, following in the footsteps of his grandfather, H.E. Autrey, his uncle Ron Autrey, and his mother Susan Walden (CFO).
A Jacksonville native, he attended Stetson University where earned a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Accounting and a minor in Business Law. He earned his Masters of Accountancy from Stetson’s Business School and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed by the State of Florida. After graduating from Stetson, he started his career as an Auditor for Deloitte where he worked with clients in wide range of industries including Logistics, Manufacturing, Government, and Non-Profit. Following Deloitte, he worked as a Financial Analyst for Atlantic Marine where he was exposed to leading manufacturing and construction practices.
Mr. Brown joined the company in 2001 as the Controller with responsibility over Accounting and Information Systems. He became a corporate officer in 2003 with his promotion to Assistant Secretary-Treasurer. He took on additional responsibilities and leadership roles as he progressed through the company as Vice President, and most recently Sr. Vice President of Corporate Affairs. He was promoted to CEO of the company in October of 2012.
In his current role as Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Brown is the leader of the senior management team with a focus on strategic planning and organizational development to best position the company for long-term success. He works with other members of the management team on business development and industry relations, and stays involved with every major project. He also works closely with outside counsel on all legal affairs for the company, and with outside advisors for financial planning, risk management, and surety bonding.
In addition to his formal education, Mr. Brown has significant continuing education in the electrical contracting industry and broader construction industry. He is a graduate of NECA’s Executive Management Institute (EMI), a Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional (CCIFP), and a Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist (CRIS).
Outside of his work at the company, Mr. Brown is involved in a variety of community and industry organizations. He is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of Jacksonville Country Day School; a member of the Executive Committee of Stetson University’s Family Enterprise Center; a member of the Executive Advisory Board for JU’s Davis College of Business; Co-Chairman of NECA’s Future Leaders Task Force; a member of NECA’s Electri Council; a member of the Board of Directors of NECA’s North Florida Chapter; a member of the Board of Directors of the CFMA Northeast Florida Chapter; a member of the Board of Directors of United Way of Northeast Florida; a member of United Way’s 2013 Campaign Cabinet; a member of the Board of Directors of the American Heart Association of North Florida; a member of the JAXChamber Board of Governors; a member of the JAXUSA Partnership Advisory Council; and a member of the Board of Directors of Affinity Insurance, Ltd.
When not at work, he enjoys spending time with his wife Jennifer and their three daughters Gracie, Emma, and Abby.