Brady President Kris Brown Honored As One of Washingtonian’s Top 500 Most Influential People in D.C.


Washington D.C., July 28, 2022 — Brady President Kris Brown was in attendance as Washingtonian Magazine honored their 2022 Top 500 Most Influential People in D.C. The annual list compiles influencers in the District who don’t hold elected office, but shape the country through their dedication and hard work.

Brown was among the 500 leaders honored for their subject-matter expertise and ability to get things done in the nation’s capital. She was included as one of 19 civil rights and criminal justice experts who impact U.S. policies, laws, and programs.

Washingtonian Magazine shared:

"Even as the gun issue seemed to lose political urgency last year, Brown—head of this gun-violence-prevention group named for Jim and Sarah Brady—continued to lobby for a law that would make it illegal to sell or transfer any firearm without a background check.”

Brady President Kris Brown shared:

“I’m humbled to be included among so many brilliant minds who are shaping policy in this country. It’s these individuals, the ones behind the scenes, putting in the work, who deserve recognition — as does the Brady team, grassroots advocates, and gun violence survivors who bring such heart to the work of making our communities safer.”

About Kris Brown

As President of Brady, Kris Brown combines a lifelong background in policy, law, and grassroots activism with considerable strategic management expertise to help forge the direction of the organization’s programs and ensure the successful impact of its national and field assets. A veteran of gun violence prevention work, Ms. Brown started her career on Capitol Hill working for Rep. Jim Moran, advocating for the bill that would eventually become the groundbreaking Brady Billrequiring background checks on federally licensed gun sales. Ms. Brown has also served as the Chief Legal Officer to a publicly traded company based in Switzerland and as a lawyer practicing at the law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges. She lives in Arlington, VA, with her two teenage daughters.

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Brady has one powerful mission — to unite all Americans against gun violence. We work across Congress, the courts, and our communities with over 90 grassroots chapters, bringing together young and old, red and blue, and every shade of color to find common ground in common sense. In the spirit of our namesakes Jim and Sarah Brady, we have fought for over 45 years to take action, not sides, and we will not stop until this epidemic ends. It’s in our hands.


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