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Summary Biography of Geoffrey Brown, Principal Partner of Between the Lakes Group, LLC

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Geoff Brown was born in Liberty, Sullivan County, New York,  was educated at Liberty High School, and graduated from the Lawrenceville School, Hamilton College, and Columbia University, later earning an advanced professional certificate from New York University's Graduate School of Business.  After military service as an enlisted man in the 25th Infantry Division and as a Lieutenant with data processing responsibilities in the Finance Corps, he was a Senior Programmer at McDonnell Douglas Corporation, a Consultant at Booz Allen & Hamilton,  Systems Supervisor at American Metal Climax, Inc, and, for 28 years worked in a variety of capacities at Citibank, now Citigroup, retiring as a Vice President and Project Manager in 1999. 

His business career was a bit unusual.  Combining technology with business processes, problem solving, and some blue sky conceptualizing, his major achievements at Citibank included creation of  technology to stop frauds in process, development and enhancement of consumer banking products and services, and culminated in migration of wire transfer processes in 105 countries to secure technology. He began his Citibank career with the job title of "agent of change" and did some of Citi's pioneering work in object-oriented technology's interface with the businesses. 

Through the years he has maintained an active interest and participation in documentation of  American history, specializing in genealogy and history in the eastern United States.  His John Hodgkin (Hotchkin) of Guilford, Connecticut and his Descendents (1988) was the first full compilation of that family, and remains the only one documenting both male and female lines of descent.  When he resided in New York City, he devoted much of his free time to genealogical research and was active in the Society of Colonial Wars, where he was a director ("Gentleman of the Council"), and the Saint Nicholas Society.

He is also active in a variety of organizations related to the history both of Litchfield County, CT, including the Friends of Beckley Furnace, of which he is Secretary. 

He retains an active interest in the history of his original home county, Sullivan County, NY. 

He lends his skills with and enthusiasm for social media to several local organizations, as well as to the Salisbury Winter Sports Association.

He is active in  Trinity Episcopal Church, in Lime Rock, CT, where he is webmaster, historian, creator their innovative Sports and Recreation program, the parish's first Verger, and was formerly Clerk of the Vestry.  He has also been an active participant in Diocesan committees.

He is the former secretary of the board and videographer for Crescendo

He volunteered for more than 30 years with the United States Pony Clubs, Inc., a not-for-profit equestrian organization for young people, where he held Club, Region, and National positions. He was a founder of the DCDigest e-mail group for USPC, and developed one of the first regional websites for his home region as well as one of the first regional e-mail groups.  Nationally, he has been a member of the Communications, Technology, and Mounted Games committees.  He served as a horse management judge for many years, culminating with four years as a judge at National Championships.  Now he confines most of his efforts to his local club, Lakeville Pony Club.  Recently, he received a Founders Award from the United States Pony Clubs for his accomplishments at local, regional, and national levels. 

Elsewhere in the equestrian community, he founded and moderates the MountedGames e-group, and was for two years the founding Vice President of MGAA (Mounted Games Across America), a 501-c-3 organization dedicated to the sport of Mounted Games.)

He resides in Taconic, Salisbury Twp, Connecticut, where he is Principal Partner of Between the Lakes Group, the company he founded with his wife, Judith Moore Sherman, in 1999. 

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Between the Lakes Group is located at 372 Between the Lakes Road, in Salisbury, Litchfield County, Connecticut.  More specifically, we're in Taconic -- a hamlet  in the Twin Lakes area of the Town of Salisbury.  Questions about us or about our products?  Go to our Frequently Asked Questions page.  

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