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Dana Brown

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Thurgood Marshall College Fund
Diageo, North America
Girls, Inc of Greater Atlanta

Greek Affiliations


The Thurgood Marshall College Fund is dedicated to transforming the lives of students at HBCUs and predominantly Black institutions, creating pathways to economic mobility through degree attainment and lucrative careers. The Thurgood Marshall College Fund carries forward the legacy of Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. Through scholarships, upskilling, equity programs, and blue-chip job opportunities, TMCF champions the ambitious spirit of HBCU students while advancing the work of diversity, equity, and inclusion. With a goal of creating access and opportunities, TMCF curates programming that prepares Black talented youth post high school and HBCU students to successfully navigate the path to successful careers.

MBA from Clark Atlanta University

Dana Brown currently serves as the Assistant Vice President of Marketing for the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF). Newly appointed, Dana plays a critical role in driving brand marketing, positioning and strategic partnership activations. Prior to that, she was the Program Director of the newly launched Thurgood Marshall College Fund Hennessy Fellows Program. Since its inception, Dana led strategic oversight, programming and partner relations for this groundbreaking $15MM initiative. Dana is a creative business leader and visionary with a storied career in delivering big-thinking and unprecedented results. She accelerated the growth of iconic billion-dollar brands in her previous role as commercial planning and activation Director for the Whiskey Category at Diageo, North America. Similarly, Dana’s results-driven leadership, disruptive strategies and business acumen, proved key to transforming brand declines to record growth and profit highs across the US Colgate-Palmolive Company portfolio. Over her twenty-year career, Dana received multiple accolades for her leadership and significant contributions. Her motivation remains building teams, creating points of disruption and innovative solutions that surpass customer and consumer expectations. Dana sat on the Girls, Inc of Greater Atlanta board where she was committed to the development of strong, bold and smart girls in underserved communities. Dana holds a BA from Georgia State University and an MBA from Clark-Atlanta University

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