Kawanna Brown is Chief Operating Officer of Magic Johnson Enterprises, the hub of all Magic Johnson businesses. Mrs. Brown has been a driving force within the Magic Johnson Empire for over 20 years. She has facilitated new opportunities and collaboratively built the brand nationwide.
Prior to becoming Chief Operating Officer, Kawanna served as President of the Magic Johnson Foundation, which works to address the educational, health and social needs of ethnically diverse, urban communities. While leading the Foundation, Mrs. Brown developed the Taylor Michaels Scholarship Program, which has awarded more than 500 college scholarships to deserving minority students, and opened 20 Community Empowerment Centers located across the country to educate and elevate underserved communities with information and technology. She also oversaw the Foundation’s
national fundraising activities including Magic Johnson’s Annual, “A Midsummer Night’s Magic.” Currently, Mrs. Brown is President of the Magic Johnson Foundation Board of Directors.
Mrs. Brown was awarded the prestigious Lexus “Pursuit of Perfection Award.” She’s a recipient of the UCLA Black Alumni Association’s “Arthur Ashe Award.” Kawanna has also landed rightful spots on Black Enterprise’s annual “Hot List of America’s Most Powerful Players” and on Essence Magazine’s “Power List.” Her personal commitment to community service is also demonstrated as she sits on the boards of the Magic Johnson Foundation, Educating Young Minds and The Center for Early Education. She has an honorarium from the City of Los Angeles and an Association Citation from the University of Southern California for her philanthropic work.
Mrs. Brown holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology with a specialization in Business Administration from University of California Los Angeles