Diana Léon Brown
Diana Léon Brown currently serves as the Director of Strategic Partnerships for the County Executive Office of Prince George’s County. In this role, she leads and manages all cross-sector partnerships on behalf of the County Executive, Angela Alsobrooks. These partnerships include relationships with national and regional nonprofits, philanthropic and private organizations. The objective is to leverage resources to strategically strengthen the economic and nonprofit growth of the county. During her time in this role, Ms. Brown has increased the grants from 1.6 million to over 10 million dollars for the county’s nonprofits.
To strengthen the nonprofit sector, Diana has created and conducted numerous certified-training programs and workshops (in partnership with 10 universities) for nonprofit executives to strengthen their ability to meet a national standard of financial competency and business acumen. Ms. Brown believes that at the core of a thriving economy resides a strong nonprofit sector. In addition, she published reports on the economic impact of the nonprofit sector in D.C., Northern Virginia, Montgomery, and Prince George’s County. The purpose of these reports was to provide the data that demonstrated the economic and social impact of the nonprofit sector to better advocate for funding and partnerships.
In terms of her personal philanthropic and volunteer efforts, over the last 20 years, Diana has been committed to cultivating the next generation of youth leaders. She has served on numerous educational nonprofit boards and chaired several executive, business and governance committees (former boards include National Park Trust, The Black Student Fund, For Love of Children, National Cathedral Beauvoir School, National Presbyterian School, SITAR Arts Program, Leadership Greater Washington, The Washington Association of Independent Schools, and the Latino Student Fund.) She is currently active on the boards of Artem Leadership Institute -NexGen, The Congressional Awards Foundation, Teach for America and the Pull-up Fund.
Prior to her current position, Diana served in various cross-sector leadership roles. The most recent being the Community Partnerships Department for Broward County’s Office of Commissioners in Florida. She also served as the Executive Director for the Artem Leadership Institute where she developed high-level international programs and events with the United Nations, Organization of American States, and the Women’s Global Initiative. These programs helped to strengthen and provide access to minorities and rising youth leaders in various national and global sectors. Ms. Brown also had the honor of serving as the appointed political liaison for the Obama Administration’s Office of Public Engagement. This position was created in response to the Haitian Earthquake of 2010.
Diana graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with a dual major in social science and economics. Additionally, she earned her MBA with high honors from the George Washington School of Business with a concentration in International Business.