Senior Director, Brand Management, Marriott International
Amani Brown is a highly experienced business, brand marketing, and sales leader with 20 years of success. Throughout her career, Amani has been recognized for transforming, innovating, and positioning global brands and operations for continuous competitive growth. She has worked for a variety of companies, including Marriott International, The Kellogg Company, Barilla, Hanesbrands Inc., and Mazda USA.
She was recruited in March of 2020 by Marriott International as the Senior Director of Brand Management to establish and execute a multi-year brand strategy and to expand and elevate the Residence Inn brand. She is focused on the design of the on-property guest experience and building brand preference for both consumers and investors.
Prior to Marriott, Amani honed her skills through classic CPG brand and innovation experiences on iconic brands. Notable work includes “Would You L’Eggo Your Eggo?” brand refresh for Eggo frozen waffles; Kellogg’s 2016 Olympics activation, “What Gets You Started?,” and several product launches across Special K cereal, Barilla Pasta Sauce, and Barely There Panties, delivering significant sales and impressions lift as well as brand equity.
In addition to stewarding the external consumer brand, Amani also believes the internal brand and culture is just as important to the company’s success. As her career has progressed, she has been asked to bring her skills to bear inside the organization – leading groups, establishing programs, and mentoring up and down to help build and sustain strong, positive culture.
Amani holds an MBA from the Booth School of Business at University of Chicago and a BA in Japanese and English from the University of Michigan. Outside of work, when there is no pandemic, Amani can be found on a plane heading to explore some awesome destination, watching college football, or hanging out with family and friends. During a pandemic, she can be found on her deck tending to her new garden.