Brent Brown

Brent Brown

Brent Brown was born in Newport Beach, California and moved to Mapleton, Utah when he was six years old. Brent graduated from Brighton High School in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1977. Though he didn't attend college, Brent has been passionate about supporting education with significant contributions to UVU, Provo School District, and several other educational causes and by his service on the Utah State Board of Regents.

After spending his youth in a professional rock band, opening for several large acts including ZZ Top, and doing a record, then choosing to serve a two year mission in England for his church. Brent began his career in the auto dealership industry in 1984. By 1987, Brent was managing a group of auto dealerships and in 1992 became part owner of the Toyota dealership in Orem, Utah that ultimately became Brent Brown Toyota in 1999.

Brent Brown Toyota was Utah's largest volume new car dealership in 2016, outselling every dealership of every brand. The dealership was also recognized in early 2017 for being the #1 Metro Toyota dealership in the United States in Customer Retention, Toyota's measure for loyal customers who purchase again and again from the same dealer. The dealership is also an eight-time winner of Toyota's prestigious President's Award, Toyota's highest recognition for a well-run, customer focused dealership and was voted "Utah County's Favorite New Car Dealer" in 2017 for the fourth year in a row by the readers of Utah Valley Magazine.

Brent was the recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2003. Brent was also selected to be the President of the Utah Auto Dealers Association and was chosen by Toyota to be one of 13 dealers in the United States to serve on Toyota's National Dealer Council and represent the more than 1250 Toyota dealers in the United States in dealing with the manufacturer in the USA and in Japan. Brent has also served in two Utah Governor appointed positions, serving on the Utah State Board of Regents, which oversees higher education in Utah, and on the Governor's Office of Economic Development Board (GOED).

Brent has three children and eight grandchildren. He resides in Springville, Utah and is very active in raising money for children's education. Each year, he organizes the Easter Basket Auction to raise money for the Provo School District Foundation to fund after school learning. Brent enjoys traveling, especially anywhere close to, or on the ocean and he loves to travel cross country on motorcycles or across water on anything that floats.