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Blake Brown '68

Blake Brown graduated from Webb in 1968 and Pomona College in 1972. He is the president and owner of the John Tillman Company. Recognized for over 85 years as the top manufacturer of quality welding gloves and garments, the company’s product line encompasses more than 1,000 different items. Blake and his wife, Andrea, who has worked as an educator for many years, have been generous leadership supporters of The Webb Schools. They contributed a lead gift to the Hall of Life renovation, a gift to support the building and equipping of the new Alf Museum Research Lab, and are currently underwriting the renovation of the Malcolm C. McKenna Fossil Preparation Lab and new physics laboratory. The Browns, who live in Rolling Hills, Calif., share a passion for excellence in education, and they have three grown daughters who graduated from Colby, Middlebury, and Grinnell colleges.

While a student at Webb, Brown traveled on summer Peccary trips, which he fondly remembers, and he holds dear the memories of the great teachers he enjoyed including Ray Alf and Larry McMillin. He played soccer, basketball and baseball, and values Les Perry’s coaching and life lessons. “I am very pleased to serve on the Board. It will be a privilege to work with Taylor Stockdale, his staff, and a very dynamic and committed Board. I look forward to helping Webb achieve its educational and fundraising goals.”
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