Brown & Sanford Consulting

Hal Brown


Assemblyman Brown served in the New York State Assembly in many leadership roles during his tenure.


He served as the Chairman for the Assembly Conference and was a member of the Ways and Means Committee, which considers all legislation that has a fiscal impact on New York state.  He also served on the Rules, Health and Codes committees.


Assemblyman Brown has served on the task forces on hospital reimbursement;  adolescent alcohol and drug abuse; children’s hospice; and affordable housing.  In 1991, he was appointed to the legislative task force on the disabled, and in 1992, as vice chairman for the Assembly Task Force on Economic Growth.  He served as co-chair of the task force on life care communities in New York State.  He sponsored Jenna’s Law legislation, named after murder victim Jenna Grieshaber.  The law requires violent felons to serve a determinate sentence without early release.


Prior to serving in the Assembly, he was a business entrepreneur in the office products industry for more than forty years.  After selling his business, he remained a Vice President of the new company until it was sold to Staples, where he remained a consultant to many large Central New York companies.


In 2000, he was the recipient of the Good Samaritan Legislator Award for his contributions to ending hunger in the community.


Bill Sanford


Assemblyman Sanford served in the New York State Assembly on the Governmental Operations and the Higher Education committees during his tenure.  


Prior to his Assembly service,  he served on the Onondaga County Legislature for 22 years, the last 12 of those years he served as the Chairman.  The legislature oversees a county workforce of 4,500 employees and an annual $700 million budget. 


As Chairman, he employed savvy fiscal management philosophy and policies that have resulted in Onondaga County maintaining one of the highest credit ratings in the state. 


His responsibilities in the legislature exposed him to government and community agencies and corporations in Onondaga County and New York state.


Assemblyman Sanford held the crew head coach position where he led a National Championship Syracuse University team for nearly forty years. 


He serves on the boards for the National Kidney Foundation, Hope for the Bereaved, and Syracuse Alumni Rowing Association.  He is a member of the Orange Pack with a Letter of Distinction, and has received the Syracuse University School of Education Alumnus of the Year award.


Craig Milburn


Mr. Milburn is responsible for project management, at Brown & Sanford. 


He previously served as the Syracuse University Women’s Rowing Coach where his responsibilities included coaching, recruitment of prospective student-athletes, and oversight of nearly $1 million dollars in funds.


He has held intern positions at both Merrill Lynch and Russell de Ville Ltd.


Mr. Milburn attended Butler University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and a concentration in Business Administration & Finance.


Mr. Milburn attended the prestigious Institute for Economics & Political Science, at Cambridge University in Cambridge, England.     


Bénédicte Doran


Ms. Doran is responsible for the marketing and technology at Brown & Sanford. 


She brings 15 years of experience in public relations and marketing to the organization.  She has extensive experience in developing Web site, Intranet, electronic media, and print materials. 


She held positions in Syracuse at Promergent, Cxtec, Syracuse Online and The Post-Standard.  She also held positions at EMW in Fairfax, Virginia and at The San Diego North County Times and The Building Industry Association of San Diego County.


In her most recent positions, she has served as a marketing manager.  Her responsibilities have included strategic planning, internal and external marketing campaigns and programs; print, Web and software user-interface design; corporate communications, and content management.


She received her B.A. in English at the State University of New York Collage at Oswego.

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