Retired Principal of Brown & Associates
Ellyn Brown (63) joined CNO's board of directors in May 2012. She serves as a member of the Governance and Nominating Committee and the Human Resources and Compensation Committee.
Until her retirement from full-time practice, Ms. Brown practiced corporate and securities law, most recently as principal of Brown & Associates, a boutique law and consulting firm based in the Baltimore area that provided operations, regulatory and governance services to financial services industry clients and other clients that operated in heavily regulated, high-scrutiny environments.
Ms. Brown has been a member of the board of directors of NYSE Euronext, Inc. (and predecessor entities) since 2005, and also chairs the board of NYSE Regulation, the entity that oversees NYSE market regulation. She is a member of the board of Walter Investment Management Corp. (WAC, NYSE Amex). From 2007 - April 30, 2012, she served as a governor of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and from 2007 - 2011, as a trustee of the Financial Accounting Foundation, the parent entity of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and its government counterpart, GASB.
Previously, Ms. Brown taught securities and business law at Villanova University and the University of Maryland, served as Maryland's Securities Commissioner and practiced securities law at a large private firm. She has served as a board member of several regulatory and professional organizations in the financial services arena, and a number of Maryland civic and educational institutions, including the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Brown holds an undergraduate degree from Vassar College, a master's in demography from the Johns Hopkins University, and a law degree from the University of Maryland.