Thaddeus “Tad” Brown enters his thirteenth season with the organization, and his nine as Chief Executive Officer of the Houston Rockets and Clutch City Sports & Entertainment. Brown oversees the planning and execution of all facets of the organization’s business operations, and he works closely with Owner Leslie Alexander to set strategic goals and analyze future growth opportunities for the franchise. Brown also serves as Alexander’s representative and Alternate Governor on the NBA Board of Governors.
During his tenure, Brown has been instrumental in forging strong relationships with community leaders, as well as developing and building the organization’s strategic business partnerships and opportunities. The business team has thrived under Brown’s guidance, setting Toyota Center records for sellouts, attendance, total events, customer satisfaction, and charitable giving. Brown was also a driving force in convincing the NBA to select the Rockets and the City of Houston as hosts for the NBA All-Star Weekend, Feb. 15-17, 2013.
Brown has also served as the representative for the franchise’s strong community outreach efforts, which have focused on charitable giving, as well as hundreds of hours of community service each year. He is an active member of the Houston community, serving on the Board of the Greater Houston Partnership’s Opportunity Houston Committee, the Board of Central Houston, Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the Executive Board of the Houston Children’s Charity, as well as numerous other business and charitable endeavors for which he represents Mr. Alexander and the organization.
Before moving into his current role on Oct. 30, 2006, Brown served as Senior Vice President of Sales, Marketing & Broadcasting. During that time, he was responsible for the highly successful integration of the team’s Corporate Development, Marketing, Ticket Sales, Suite Sales, Media Relations, Broadcasting and Community Relations Departments.
Brown is a graduate of Colgate University, where he was a four-year starter and three-year captain of the varsity basketball team. He and his wife, Janice, have four daughters.