Meet Chad Brown
Born: December 9, 1971
Birthplace: Gastonia, North Carolina
Best Known As: Gaston County Commissioner
Chad is a native to Gaston County and the son of Roxie Lankford and Roger Brown. He is a graduate of North Gaston High School. While at North Gaston he played baseball and led them to the state finals. He was selected his senior year in the Major League draft by the Cleveland Indians. He later turned down that offer to attend college and continued to play baseball. After two years of college, Chad was once again selected in the Major League draft by the Toronto Blue Jays. He signed a contract with them and went on to win the World Series the next two years. Chad played with the Toronto Blue Jays for 8 years until moving to play with the Pittsburgh Pirates for 2 seasons before retiring due to an injury. Chad has 2 children, Chandler and Luke, who he loves to spend time with. Chad is involved in several charities and attends Flint Grove Baptist Church. He also enjoys riding his bike, playing golf and playing with his kids. Fun fact about Chad, his nickname is “Psycho” given to him while he played baseball. The name stuck after a Toronto Sun Times article and book ‘Small Town Hero’s’ hit the best sellers list. Chad was elected Mayor of Stanley in 2008. Chad was elected in 2009 as a Gaston County Commissioner from the Riverbend Township and Elected Chairman of the Board in 2017. Chad Brown is a full time Salesman for Pennsylvania Steel.