NEXT Generation Consulting Welcomes David G. Brown as Lead Consultant

NEXT Generation Consulting (NGC,, a leading firm led by Rebecca Ryan that helps businesses and organizations develop foresight and ambitious futures, announces the appointment of David G. Brown as lead consultant. Through his new role with NGC, Brown will leverage his intimate knowledge of community growth and economic development to create pathways of innovation and prosperity for communities across the country.

Brown’s first project with NGC is Capital Crossroads 3.0, through which he will lead a team of NGC consultant experts to work within the region to develop a vision plan and regional strategy for Greater Des Moines and Central Iowa. Brown brings decades of experience to the position, having served for nearly 20 years as president and CEO of the Greater Omaha Chamber. Since the start of his tenure in 2003, Brown worked tirelessly to expand economic development partnerships and provide inclusive opportunities for community members, promoting an 88% increase in the region’s average GDP. As one of the most respected chamber leaders in America, his progressive campaigns focused on young professional engagement; talent attraction and retention; transportation; diversity, equity, and inclusion; and quality-of-life. Brown’s visionary leadership in economic development led to more than 972 projects, 56,000 jobs, and more than $15 billion in capital investment.

A champion of strategic foresight, Brown has worked together and in parallel with Rebecca Ryan and NEXT Generation Consulting for almost 15 years; their most significant partnership took place with the development of Greater Omaha 2040, a 20-year vision for the region. In addition to working on the vision plan, NEXT Generation Consulting introduced strategic foresight to various organizations in the region, including Omaha Public Schools and the Omaha Public Power District (OPPD). To learn more about NGC, visit