Founder and CEO
Stephanie is a senior military spouse, wife of recently retired R. Admiral Thomas L. Brown (SEAL). She grew up as an Air Force “brat” moving around the country and overseas. Her father was a Vietnam veteran with over 20 years of active duty service. Stephanie has dedicated over 20 years to supporting and advocating on behalf of military families, veterans, and wounded warriors. Stephanie has been featured in Woman’s Day Magazine (August 2013), U.S. Veterans Magazine (Spring 2014), CBS News Radio, USMC Life, Army Wife Network and more. Stephanie Brown is a member of the Department of Defense Spouse Ambassador Network at the Pentagon and has been presented the Commander’s Award for Civilian Service by the Commanding General of Special Operations Command SOUTH. The Rosie Network was founded after spending hours searching Angie’s List & craigslist for a contractor to do repair work on their home. Not comfortable having someone unknown coming into their house and preferring to hire a veteran, Stephanie set about creating a means for the American public to locate our nation’s military family-owned businesses. Many months later, Rosie’s List was born. “We are the only non-profit search tool which features verified veteran and military spouse-owned businesses, provides them with a business profile page and doesn’t charge them a dime,” says Stephanie. The Rosie Network has also partnered with other like-minded non-profits to provide budding military entrepreneurs the kind of business training and support needed to ensure the greatest opportunity for success. “We actively promote our businesses – we don’t just list them on our site.” Stephanie lives in San Diego with her horses, dogs, chickens, alpacas (Lulu & “Rosie”) on what is referred to as the Brown Family Farm.
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