Scripps Ranch-based Alliant Educational Foundation (AEF) has named Valin Brown as the new CEO. AEF is a nonprofit organization that partners with Alliant International University and other higher education institutions to provide funding and resources for student scholarships and faculty research grants. Mr. Brown has more than 15 years of experience managing education-related nonprofits, most recently serving as senior vice president and chief development officer for United Way of San Diego County. “Our talented staff and engaged board of directors are ready to take the next big leap in growing the foundation and its impact,” said Gonzalo Garreton, Chairman of AEF’s Board of Directors. “We trust Valin’s leadership and experience will help move the organization forward in collaborating with other entities and organizations that share our passion for education.”

Since its inception in 2015, the organization has committed $2 million to Alliant International University’s student scholarship support, and pledged an additional $3 million over the next two years. Learn more at