Executive Director of PACE, Lance Brown is a native of Selma, Alabama, and a veteran of Southeastern politics. Before creating PACE, he helped lead the charge for children’s healthcare as a policy advisor in the Alabama Governor’s Office and helped central Alabama communities prepare for a new Hyundai plant as the Assistant Director of his state’s Center for Economic Growth. In recent years, he has remained active in regional politics and worked as an advertising executive. <br /> Lance received an undergraduate degree from the University of Southern Mississippi and a Masters in Public Administration from Auburn University Montgomery. He is a Harry S. Truman Scholar and was named a USA Today Academic All-American, both firsts at his university.