Danielle Brown, Board Member
Danielle M. Brown has a proven record of sales achievement, in varied environments— consistently exceeding sales goals, creating new revenue streams and creating innovative integrated marketing solutions.
She joined ESSENCE in 2007 as Corporate Accounts Manager, where she was responsible for selling advertising and focused marketing programs that delivered positive bottom-line results. In 2010, Brown was promoted to Beauty Director of ESSENCE. In this role, she is responsible for managing the print, digital and live events sales for top Beauty accounts where she has continued to generate in-book and on-line revenue while creating cross-platform sponsorship packages and establishing deep client relationships that lead to both traditional and non-traditional revenue opportunities for both the client and ESSENCE.
Prior to joining ESSENCE, Brown served as Senior Account Executive at Black Enterprise Magazine, an Account Executive at USA WEEKEND, and an Account Executive at Jet Magazine. Her career in Publishing was preceded by a stint in the world of Finance. Brown worked as a Business Analyst and Controller for the Private Wealth Management division of Morgan Stanley and out of college completed the Merrill Lynch Operations Management Training program and served as an Account Administrator. She is a graduate of Hampton University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Business Management.
Brown is an advocate for mentoring young women. She spends her free time volunteering with Young Women’s Leadership Network, spearheading TYWLS (The Young Woman’s Leadership School) Works! Program at ESSENCE, partnering with inner city schools for Career Day and conducting Self Esteem workshops for young girls.