The Collegeâ€™s Business Beta Gamma Sigma chapter recognized Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Mike Brown, as its honoree May 4.
Beta Gamma Sigma is the international honor society serving business programs accredited by AACSB International â€“ the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in a program accredited by AACSB.
Brown began his career with ABCBS in August, 1974 and has held numerous positions throughout the enterprise including Manager, Blue Cross Claims; Manager, Project Management; Director, USAble Administrators; Executive Director, HMO Arkansas, Senior Vice President of Enterprise Networks, and Executive Vice President of External Operations.
Brown received his B.B.A. from UALR in 1973. In 2002, Brown was recommended by ABCBS senior staff to attend the University of Michiganâ€™s School of Business Executive Education Program. He has also earned the designation of Fellow in the Academy of Health Care Management.
Presented by Dr. Jane P. Wayland, Stephen Harrow Smith Dean of Business, the Chapter Honoree award goes to someone who has achieved distinction in business and administration and possesses qualities that Beta Gamma Sigma fosters in its commitment to the advancement of business thought and practice to encourage lifelong learning.