Leontyne Brown is an award-winning marketing executive with a proven track record of achievement in Integrated Marketing & Communications, Branding and National Advertising for many of the world’s most recognizable brands, including the Truth Anti-Tobacco Campaign, Coca Cola, Honey Nut Cheerios, Toyota USA, Ralph Lauren, Nike and the Jordan Brand.
While serving as the National Advertising Director for Brand Jordan, Leontyne oversaw all national advertising, brand development, and all integrated marketing campaigns – helping the business to more than double its revenue and put the brand on track to become a $1 billion entity. She was also responsible for awarding over $1.5M in national sponsorships, grants, and in-kind donations to various local and national charities.
With over 20 years of experience Leontyne has received a number of professional awards including being the first African-American women to receive two consecutive Effie Awards from the American Advertising Association. She has also received the Multicultural Excellence Award from the Association of National Advertisers (ANA), the Florida A&M Distinguished Alumni Award, Legacy Magazine 40 Under 40 Award, NCBW HERSTORY Award, 2018 Everyday Hero Award Nominee, and recipient of Legacy Magazine’s 50 Most Powerful and Influential Black Business Leaders of 2019.
Today, Leontyne is the Founder and Managing Partner of salt513, a boutique advertising and communications consultancy with clients that include CVS Pharmacy Stores, Toyota, and Proctor & Gamble. More recently, she has been given the opportunity to combine her marketing, advertising, and PR expertise, with her passion for social justice, by serving as the Senior Marketing Consultant between the Nike Foundation and Colin Kaepernick’s “Know Your Rights” Foundation.
In addition to her successful marketing consultancy, Leontyne has been called a community organizer and social/political advocate. In 2014, she launched “Pretty Girls Vote, a social media platform used to engage and educate voters on local, state, and national issues. PGV also encourages political involvement among women, specifically women of color.
In 2016, after a series of police-involved shootings, Leontyne wanted to change the media narrative and coverage of African-American participation in local protests. Using her PR and marketing experience, Leontyne partnered with a childhood friend and organized a group of over 10,000 college-educated, professional African-American men and women from across the US to participate in peaceful, social impact demonstrations and protests in 16 US cities. The protests, which were organized in just 48-hours, received both local and national press, including coverage from CNN, the NY Daily News, the Washington Post, and the Chicago Tribune.
Locally, Leontyne is very active in the community and in addition to serving on the Executive Board of the Black Chamber of the Palm Beaches, she is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc, The League of Women Voters, Women’s Chamber of Palm Beach County, Women’s Foundation Professional Development Committee, Democratic Women’s Club of Palm Beach County, and the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance PBC. Most recently, she served on the WPB Mayor Keith James’ Neighborhoods First Committee and appointed by PBC County Commissioner, Mack Bernard, to serve a 3-yr term on the PBC Commission on the Status of Women.
Leontyne is a graduate of Florida A&M University, where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Consumer Psychology, as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. Over the past year, Leontyne has received a Professional Certificate in Inclusion and Diversity from Cornell University, as well as training from the Racial Equity Institution and the Everyday Democracy Institute in Connecticut.