Dr. Donald Brown, chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer of Interactive Intelligence, has been elected to the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Board of Trustees.
Brown founded his third software company, Interactive Intelligence (NASDAQ ININ), in 1994. The Indianapolis-based company is a global developer of software for IP telephony, contact center automation and unified communications. Interactive Intelligence has more than 1,000 customers worldwide. Recent awards received by the company include Software Magazine's 2002 Top 500 Global Software and Services companies, and the Deloitte and Touche 2002 Technology Fast 500.
He was co-founder of Software Artistry, a developer of customer support software that was acquired by IBM in 1998. His first software company was acquired by Electronic Data Systems in 1987.
Brown has also co-founded with his wife, Kyle, the Interactive Academy, a new private K-12 school in Zionsville, Ind. that features a high-tech curriculum focusing on a small number of core courses.
"Rose-Hulman will benefit greatly from Don Brown's technical expertise, leadership and intense interest in creating exceptional educational programs," stated Rose-Hulman President Samuel Hulbert.
Brown graduated from the Indiana University School of Medicine, and has earned the bachelorís in physics and the master's in computer science Indiana University.