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Lynette M. Brown-Sow

President, L.M. Brown Management Group

Lynette M. Brown-Sow is president of L.M Brown Management Group, LLC, a strategic consultancy firm based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Brown-Sow’s extensive experience in board governance, organizational development, marketing and communications, and government relations spans a career of more than 40 years in the private and public sectors. 


Her proven expertise and solutions-oriented leadership style are rooted in what she deems the 3 V Approach: Vision. Values. Voice. In summation, the 3 V Approach asserts that: the vision, values, and voice of an entity must be mission-focused for it to become, and remain, a force for change.

The level of excellence that Brown-Sow consistently delivers is a testament to her belief in the purpose and power of boards: the board not only has legal and fiduciary responsibility but lays the foundation for a striving organization. Through her firm, she ensures clients achieve their desired goals for growth and sustainability by way of service offerings which include but are not limited to: governance, organizational development, strategic development, and branding.


Over the course of a lifetime, Brown-Sow has nurtured the development and wellness of communities by dedicating her personal and professional life to improving the non-profit organizations, businesses, and governments that serve them. She currently sits on numerous local, national and international boards, working alongside the best and brightest to drive innovation and social impact across diverse sectors and industries.

Brown-Sow holds a BS in Administration from Antioch University; an M.S.S. in Policy, Planning and Development from Bryn Mawr College; a Governing for Non-Profit Excellence certificate from Harvard University Graduate School of Business; and a Strategic Perspectives in Non-Profit Management certificate from Harvard’s Graduate School of Administration.


  • Sammy Award for Outstanding Community Service by the Laborers International Union of North America

  • Communicator of the Year by the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (2009).

  • The Energy for the Community Award from PECO.

  • One of their 10 most influential African American women in 2013 and 2014.

  • Recognized as one of 100 Distinguished Alumni at Bryn Mawr College; by the Philadelphia Tribune as Philadelphia’s most influential African Americans for seven consecutive years.

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