Darren L. Brown serves as the Assistant Division Administrator, Civil Rights Division External Programs, Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT). He provides leadership and support to the VDOT Civil Rights programs related to Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program (DBE), Business Opportunity and Workforce Development (BOWD) Center, VDOT Small Business Enterprise Program, DBE, EEO, and Labor Compliance Program, and the Veterans Internship Program, and the National Summer Transportation Institute Program.He has received numerous performance and honor awards recognizing his outstanding and distinguished Federal service. He is a graduate of the Executive Advanced Leadership Program, William F. Bolger Center for Leadership Development, and the U.S Department of Transportation Small Business Award. He has a Master Certificate in Government Contracting from George Washington University and a Master Certificate in Contractor Compliance from Morgan State University. Among his many local and national awards and recognition, he received the prestigious Robert L. Blake Distinguished Service Award from the Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials; the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration Leadership Award.