Dr. Geneive Brown-Metzger is an investment / trade and economic development analyst, the “go to” resource for industry leaders and prospective investors in the Caribbean.
She has brought investments in mining, housing, waste management and education to the region.
She was consul general for Jamaica in New York between 2008 and 2012. She also served on the USAID / Migration Policy Institute Think Tank on diaspora leading to the inaugural U.S. State Department Global Diaspora Forum in Washington (2011) spearheaded by then Secretary of State Clinton.
When asked who has most inspired her, she acknowledges former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. “Henry Kissinger redefined the role of Secretary of State,” she says, “and gave it the significance it enjoys today as playing a key role in U.S. foreign relations. Kissinger went on to be a major player in U.S. China relations on the investment and trade side. His leadership inspired me in my work as the Jamaican Consul General in New York, and he continues to inspire me in my role as an analyst.”
She writes frequently on diaspora and technology in development, including for the U.S. State Department website and the Science & Diplomacy Journal. She contributed to the book “Diasporas: New Partners in Global Diaspora Strategy,” published by the Migration Policy Institute.
Brown-Metzger’s public relations agency was acquired by the worldwide agency, Ruder Finn, in 1991 where she established and headed the Emerging Markets division. Her clients included Rhodes University in South Africa and the University of the West Indies–setting up the American Foundation for the University of the West Indies.
She is proud to be a founding member of the Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CACCI), commenting, “Under the leadership of Dr. Roy Hastick, CACCI has gone on to become a national organization and an important resource in the community for entrepreneurs.”
She is the international chair of the Caribbean Maritime Institute based in Jamaica and president of the American Caribbean Maritime Foundation based in New York. She also created the Caribbean online information hub, Diasp
Brown Metzger serves on many boards, including on the Penn Relays Friends, St. George’s Society and Dress For Success Jamaica.
She is married to economist, Stephen Metzger, PhD., and they have two grown daughters.