PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Zack Langway, a Class of 2009 graduate of Brown University and an experienced leader in stakeholder and constituent engagement, has been named the University’s vice president for alumni relations, effective Monday, April 11.
As vice president, Langway will oversee all aspects of alumni relations, creating and directing a comprehensive and strategic program of events and activities to engage Brown’s community of more than 100,000 alumni across the world. He’ll serve as chief liaison to the Brown Alumni Association and provide leadership and vision for the alumni relations staff in the University’s Division of Advancement
Reporting to Senior Vice President for Advancement Sergio Gonzalez, Langway will bring firsthand knowledge of the Brown alumni experience and a diverse professional background in the nonprofit and business sectors. He will join Brown from Johnson & Johnson, where he has held roles since 2017 focused on communications, public affairs and stakeholder engagement.
“Zack’s achievements in community building, his expertise in advocacy and communications, and his success as an alumni leader give him a unique and dynamic perspective that will help us create innovative programming, advance efforts to make the alumni experience more inclusive, and shape the future of alumni engagement with Brown,” Gonzalez said. “We’re excited to welcome him back to College Hill.”
Langway serves currently as communications leader for Johnson & Johnson’s Office of the Chief Medical Officer, where he is responsible for corporate affairs and constituent engagement work with a cross section of more than 1,000 medical and scientific experts. In prior roles at J&J, he led communications and programming in consumer health and global social innovation. He also served on the global leadership team for the company’s enterprise-wide LGBTQ+ employee resource group, Open & Out.
Previously, Langway was senior vice president at Fenton Communications, the country’s oldest social change agency, first leading the agency’s Washington, D.C., digital portfolio. He later developed the company’s international health and development practice, where he led teams working to address issues including global food security, health technology in low-resource settings, and girls’ and women’s empowerment.