Leilani Brown is an advisor to executives and boards on strategy, communications, crisis management, inclusion, and equity.
In Leilani’s most recent role as Senior Vice President for Stride, Inc., the country’s largest and leading virtual learning organization, her work focused on career readiness, workforce development, and the future of work. As an award-winning marketing and communications executive, Leilani also previously served as the chief marketing officer for global insurance organization Starr Companies. She also held positions at The Economist Group, MetLife, and American International Group.
Throughout her career, Leilani has been active on several boards. She serves on the board of Middlebury College, her alma mater. Leilani is also the former board secretary for the Executive Leadership Council, the pre-eminent member organization for global Black executives.
In 2016, Leilani published her first book, From Campus to Cubicle: 25 Tips for Your First Professional Year, and has emerged as a thought leader on workforce development, equity and inclusion, and the future of work. Her opinion articles have been published in various media outlets including Newsweek, Fortune, and Scary Mommy.
Leilani received her Bachelor of Arts from Middlebury College and holds a master’s degree in public administration from New York University.
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