Monesia Brown

Director of Public Affairs & Government Relations, Walmart (Tallahassee)

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Monesia Brown is the Director of Public Affairs and Government Relations for Walmart.  She is responsible for advocating on behalf of Walmart and Sam’s Club in Florida. In addition to engaging legislative and executive officials on issues of importance to Walmart, she is also responsible for supporting the company’s growth in communities across the state and directing Walmart Foundation funds.

Monesia joined Walmart after working as an attorney/government consultant focusing in the areas of economic development, state procurement and education.  Prior to joining the private sector, she worked for the State of Florida in several capacities including General Counsel to the Department of Management Services, Director of Legislative Affairs and Chief Cabinet Aide to the Attorney General and concluded her public service as the Director of the Agency for Workforce Innovation, Florida’s labor agency.  As a member of the executive branch, her career focused in the areas of legal, policy and management.

Monesia is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School and Illinois State University with a degree in English.  She is a member of the Florida and Wisconsin Bar Associations. In addition, she is the Chairwoman for the Early Learning Coalition of the Big Bend, a member of the Board of Directors Maclay School and the Florida History Museums.  She is married to Junious Brown, a mother to two children – Jay and Evan.  Their family resides in Tallahassee where they have lived since 1999.