Alvin Brown took the oath of office as the 47th Member of the National Transportation Safety Board on March 13, 2024.​

Alvin Brown has served as Senior Advisor for Community Infrastructure Opportunities for the U.S. Department of Transportation since August 2022. From 2011 to 2015, he served as Mayor of Jacksonville, Florida. Brown began his career as a senior member of the White House leadership team under President Clinton and Vice President Gore, focused on a wide range of domestic issues, including community revitalization, job creation, new business development, and affordable housing. He served as Executive Director of the White House Community Empowerment Board and served as Senior Advisor to the late Commerce Secretary Ron Brown.

Brown earned a Bachelor of Science degree and a master’s degree in business administration from Jacksonville University and completed postgraduate work at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. He has received honorary doctorate degrees from Edward Waters College and Jacksonville University. Brown resides in Jacksonville with his wife, Santhea, and two sons.