“New Welfare Services Director Named,” Ensign, Apr. 1996, 80
The First Presidency has named Harold C. Brown of Salt Lake City as new managing director of the Church’s Welfare Services Department.
Brother Brown, 51, had been serving as commissioner of LDS Social Services. He succeeds Keith B. McMullin, who was called in December to serve as second counselor in the Church’s Presiding Bishopric.
As welfare services director, Brother Brown will oversee counseling services, humanitarian aid programs, Deseret Industries thrift stores, and the production and distribution of food and other products to the needy.
Brother Brown is a graduate of Brigham Young University and earned a master’s degree in social work from the University of Utah. Before being named commissioner of LDS Social Services, he was director of welfare services operations and earlier served as executive assistant to the commissioner of LDS Social Services. In addition, he has also worked in the Indian Student Placement Program and as a seminary instructor.
Brother Brown has served as a regional representative, stake president, and bishop. He currently serves as an Area Authority in the Utah North Area.