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Steve Brown - President and Chief Executive Officer at Nelson

Steve Brown has made his mark in Canada and Internationally by leading organizations through digital transformation. His career spans a diverse mix of industry and technology experience from multi-media entertainment, automotive, and now to learning solutions.

Since joining Nelson in September 2016, Steve has transformed the vision for this 106-year-old company by reimagining the role and purpose of a publisher in 2017 and beyond. Implementing an internal infrastructure focused on student and educator experiences, allowed teams to look beyond learning resources and look at the fundamentals of student engagement. He has reframed the organization’s digital competency by instituting a technology department comprised of some the world’s best and brightest talent based in Silicon Beach California resulting in the creation of Edwin, a world class digital learning ecosystem.

Steve is a strong believer in the transformational power of education and the role it plays in building a stronger society. As the education landscape continues to evolve, the K-12 and post-secondary markets started to move at different speeds. Steve saw the need to increase attention on student engagement in order to prepare students for post-secondary success and future workforce readiness. In March of 2020, this century old organization retracted from the post-secondary market to deepen its focus on K-12 education and technology.

Steve’s passion and commitment to transforming education, and the student learning experience, continues to fuel the innovation pipeline at Nelson.