Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Appoints Martin Brown Jr. to Board of Directors

Aug 09, 2022 at 10:09 am by Staff


NASHVILLE  — Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: CPIX), a specialty pharmaceutical company, has announced that Martin Brown Jr. has joined the company’s Board of Directors.

Brown previously served for 10 years on the Board of directors of Brown-Forman Corporation, a large American wine and spirits company listed on the New York Stock Exchange. The brands in Brown-Forman’s portfolio include Jack Daniel’s and Woodford Reserve whiskeys, Benriach scotch, Herradura tequila and Finlandia vodka.  

Brown is an attorney at Adams and Reese LLP, a multi-disciplinary law firm with over 270 attorneys and advisors located throughout the United States. He has nearly 30 years of legal experience representing privately held businesses, counseling owners in complex business transactions, intellectual property licensing, international commerce, mergers and acquisitions, and estate planning. He has been listed since 2009 in the corporate law category of in Best Lawyers®.

Additionally, he has served since 2018 on the board of directors of the parent company of Aegis Sciences Corporation, a federally certified health care laboratory headquartered in Nashville.

Brown has been an active board member for many community organizations, including the Land Trust for Tennessee, Nashville Public Radio, Montgomery Bell Academy, Nashville Public Television, Centerstone Mental Health Center, Cheekwood Estate and Gardens, and Tennessee chapter of the Nature Conservancy.

“Martin brings tremendous legal, health care and civic experience to Cumberland’s Board of Directors,” said A.J. Kazimi, Cumberland Pharmaceuticals CEO and Board Chairman. “We are honored to welcome him to our board and know his contributions will be valuable in supporting our mission to deliver innovative products that address poorly met medical needs.”

Brown earned his bachelor’s degree from Yale University and his juris doctor from Vanderbilt University.

Cumberland’s Board of Directors also includes Kazimi; Dr. Gordon R. Bernard, executive vice president for research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center; Joey A. Jacobs, former Chairman and CEO of Acadia Healthcare; James R. Jones, former managing partner at KPMG; Caroline R. Young, former CEO of the Nashville Health Care Council and current vice president of partnership development at Frist Cressey Ventures; Kenneth J. Krogulski, managing partner and chief investment officer at Berkshire Asset Management; and Joseph C. Galante, a music industry executive and former Chairman of Sony Music Nashville and RCA Nashville.

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