Posted December 10, 2019

Contact:    Bill Heiser, President

Phone:       410-727-3255

For Immediate Release



Baltimore, Md., December 10, 2019 — Cristo Rey Jesuit High School (CRJ) is pleased to announce that Rev. Timothy Brown, S.J. and Dana Jackson, Chief Technology Officer at Legg Mason, will join the school’s Board of Trustees.

As CTO and Senior Managing Director at Legg Mason, Jackson has led a broad array of digital transformation initiatives. Prior to leading strategic technology initiatives at Legg Mason, Jackson held leadership positions at Finix Business Strategies and Deutsche Bank Alex. Brown. In 2012, Jackson co-founded Legg Mason’s African-American Employee Resource Group of which he is the current Executive Sponsor. In addition to his service to CRJ, Jackson previously volunteered with Big Brothers, Big Sisters. He is an alumni of the University of Maryland Baltimore County as well as a graduate of the Greater Baltimore Committee’s Leadership Program.

Rev. Timothy Brown, S.J., Assistant Professor of Law and Social Responsibility at Loyola University of Maryland, was also elected to serve on the school’s Board of Trustees. Fr. Brown served as the Maryland Provincial and was a key player at the time of the founding of CRJ in the early 2000s. He is a trained lawyer and professor with a specialty in criminal law and corporate ethics and governance. Fr. Brown earned his JD from George Mason University, his Master’s in Divinity from the Weston School of Theology, his MA from Fordham University and his BS from Georgetown University.

“On behalf of Cristo Rey Jesuit, I am thrilled to welcome both Dana Jackson and Fr. Tim Brown to our board of trustees,” said Dr. William Heiser, Cristo Rey’s President. “Both Dana and Fr. Brown are eager to engage with CRJ students and advocate for social justice in the greater Baltimore community,” he added.

Jackson and Brown join a 34-person philanthropic board committed to raising critical funds to provide education and work opportunities to young people from Baltimore City.

In reference to his upcoming service to the board, Jackson shared, “I am excited and humbled by the opportunity to serve on the CRJ Board of Trustees.  CRJ has a track record of providing its students a strong foundation to reach their highest potential academically, professionally, and socially.  It is a privilege for me to be able to contribute to CRJ’s tradition of excellence.”

Brown shared, “In 2006 the Maryland Province had a vision of offering a unique Jesuit education to students in the City of Baltimore and now I have the opportunity to serve as we continue to see that vision realized.”


About Cristo Rey Jesuit High School: Founded in Baltimore in 2007, CRJ is a private, Catholic, co-educational high school, sponsored by the Maryland Province Jesuits, empowering students to succeed in college, work, and life. The school partners with students from economically disadvantaged families of racial, religious, and ethnic diversity in Baltimore City to provide a rigorous education and corporate work experience. Through CRJ’s hallmark Corporate Internship Program, students earn a portion of their tuition and, moreover, access the social capital and work experience they will need to succeed in the twenty-first century job market. To date, 100% of CRJ graduates have been accepted to college. For more information, visit www.cristoreybalt.org.



Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, 420 S. Chester Street, Baltimore, MD 21231
Phone: 410.727.3255
Fax: 443.573.9897