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Brickson Diamond

Brickson Diamond
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Brickson Diamond is CEO of Big Answers, LLC, which helps leaders evolve enterprises by setting diversity strategy, sourcing senior-level diverse talent and instituting governance excellence in the fields of entertainment, technology, investment management and philanthropy. He previously served for five years as COO of The Executive Leadership Council, the preeminent member organization of Black executives in the Fortune 1000.

Brickson began his career and spent 15 years as a marketing and client services executive with The Capital Group Companies, a $2 trillion global asset management firm. He is a founding board member and chair of The Blackhouse Foundation, which provides pathways for Black multi-platform content creators into career opportunities within film, television, digital and emerging platforms. 

Brickson is a trustee of the Middlesex School and Tides. He serves on the investment committee of the Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands, is an advisor to VC Include, a platform that was created to accelerate investment into diverse emerging managers, and Smashcut, an online education platform for the visual arts. Brickson is a graduate of Brown University and the Harvard Business School.

Role: Trustee
Elected to the Board: June 2021
Class Term: 2025
Term Limit: 2029

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.