NEW YORK, Dec. 3, 2015 - The New York Board of Trustees of the Oppenheimer Funds today announced the appointment of asset management industry leader Beth Brown to the Board, effective January 1, 2016.

“We look forward to the perspective and insight that Beth’s experience will bring to our Board,” said Brian Wruble, Chairman of the Oppenheimer Funds New York Board.

Brown currently works as an Independent Consultant, offering expertise to corporations, business units and individuals. In addition, she serves as an Advisor on the Board of Advisors for Caron Engineering, Inc., a global engineering firm.

Previously, Brown was Head of Intermediary Distribution for Columbia Management in Boston. She served as a member of the firm’s Senior Management Team, M&A team, Product Approval Committee, and Code of Ethics Oversight Committee among other operating committees and teams. She was also the primary distribution liaison to multiple mutual fund boards.

Earlier in her career, she held the positions of Managing Director, Strategic Relations, and Managing Director, Head of National Accounts, at Columbia Management. Prior to its acquisition by Columbia, Brown was Senior Vice President, National Account Manager at Liberty Funds Distributor, Inc. At Liberty, she held earlier roles with increasing responsibility as Senior Vice President, Key Account Manager, and Vice President, Key Account Manager.

Brown is President of the Board of Directors of the Acton-Shapleigh Youth Conservation Corps, Vice President for the Board of Directors of the Grahamtastic Connection and a mentor for Invest in Girls, a nonprofit focused on educating young women interested in the financial services industry.

Brown received a B.A. from Boston College.