Melinda Brown

Melinda Brown is a member of the Precision BioSciences Board of Directors and Chair of the Board’s Audit Committee. Ms. Brown is a financial expert with proven experience leading accounting, finance and enterprise risk management teams in large, public companies. She most recently served as Senior Vice President and Controller of Tapestry, Inc. from September 2012 until her retirement in March 2019. In this capacity, she led, redefined and enhanced the global control function, as well as participated as a key member in the leadership team supporting Tapestry’s significant growth initiatives, including the acquisition and integration of Kate Spade and Stuart Weitzman brands and their multi-functional SAP implementation. Prior to Tapestry, Ms. Brown spent 30 years with PepsiCo, Inc. with her most recent role as Senior Vice President, Global Financial Shared Services and Productivity where she led North American shared services centers, developed PepsiCo’s global finance outsourcing strategy and coordinated global efforts by the Company to deliver multi-year productivity commitments.

Ms. Brown is Chair of The University of Connecticut Foundation, Incorporated Board of Directors where she previously served as their Audit Committee Chair and member of their Executive and Finance Committees. She is also currently the Chief Financial Officer of The Draft Network. Ms. Brown began her career at Coopers Lybrand followed by the Financial Accounting Standards Board. She received a Bachelor of Science in accounting and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Connecticut. She is a Certified Public Accountant and member of the American Institute of CPAs and Connecticut Society of CPAs.