Joel A. Brown

Joel A. Brown

Chief Visionary Officer

Company: Pneumos LLC
Role: Session Presenter Session: Being Gay is Not What You Think: Reframing our Understanding of Gay Male Cultural Values (S6-C)

Joel A. Brown is the chief visionary officer of Pneumos LLC, a management consulting company based in San Francisco, Calif., specializing in cultural intelligence and leadership. As a change agent, Joel works strategically with organizational leaders and professionals to cultivate innovative, creative, and adaptive environments where the cultural genius of everyone can be harnessed and leveraged successfully.

Best known for his critical analysis, creativity, humor, and his ability to build consensus, Joel has partnered with Fortune 500 companies, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies to help them achieve sustained growth and organizational breakthroughs. He is a member of several international think tanks, including D2K, the Diversity Collegium, SIETAR, and the Global Community Dialogue. He is also an expert panelist with the Global Diversity & Inclusion Benchmarks and is certified in the Cultural Detective suite of intercultural tools.

Joel helps companies create inclusive space for LGBTQ people, and he has also done critical research on the cultural norms and values of gay men.