Travis H. Brown
Project Leader, FLY314 Coalition
President, Grow Missouri, Inc.

Travis serves as project leader for FLY314 and as Chief Executive Officer of First Rule, a Saint Louis based government and public affairs network. The 40 employees that operate First Rule, LLC combine over 150 years of strategic government procurement strategy that has included such public approval projects as the Jackson County Sports Authority, the Truman Sports Complex, and other ballot measures for the Metropolitan Saint Louis Sewer District. Travis advised and assisted the City of Saint Louis regarding the advancement, passage, or final completion of such efforts as Missouri Proposition A (2010 and/or 2012) through the Missouri State Legislature and the corresponding public ballot coalition named A Safer Missouri. The Municipal Police Amendment known as Proposition A (2012) was passed with 63% statewide support restoring local control of the City’s public safety budget for the first time in 150 years.

Travis is an instrument-rated private pilot with over 3,500 hours of total flight time across North America and serves on the Development Committee of the Board of Trustees at the Saint Louis Science Center and the Elliott Society of Washington University’s Olin School of Business. He also serves on the Chesterfield, MO-based Board of Directors for the International Humanitarian Organization Wings of Hope, which manages a fleet of nearly 70 aircraft with deployments worldwide.

Prior Saint Louis corporate transaction experience includes five years with the Monsanto Company as a manager of State and Local Government Affairs responsible for the Midwest Region. In this capacity, Travis worked with Creve Coeur headquarters and Chesterfield Village site selection expansions and the passage of the first small business incubator authorization act for the Nidus Center for Scientific Enterprise (1997). He holds a Master in Business Administration with an emphasis in private equity/entrepreneurship from Washington University in Saint Louis, and two undergraduate degrees from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Contact: (314) 896-0375

Additional Team Members:

  • LeJuan Strickland
  • Stephanie Lewis
  • Jeff Aboussie
  • Jessica Perkins
  • Laura Reeves