Leilani M. Brown is Senior Vice President, Strategic Partnerships and External Engagement for K12, Inc. (NYSE: LRN). K12 is the leading and largest provider of virtual and online education to students in Kindergarten through 12th grade. Leilani leads K12’s expanding development of public and private-sector partnerships. In addition, she manages several cross-functional strategic initiatives on behalf of the chairman such as the company’s strategic investment in Tallo—a digital platform that connects high school students, college students and young adults to career and higher education opportunities.
Leilani is also the author of From Campus to Cubicle: 25 Tips for Your First Professional Year, a career guide for young professionals and recent graduates. In addition, she serves as the host for the Executive Leadership Council’s video series Lessons From The Top, featuring senior executives across various industries.
A frequent panel and event moderator, Leilani is a sought-after speaker and panelist on a range of topics on marketing, personal branding, diversity & inclusion, and women in the workforce.
Leilani has been recognized by various organizations including being named to the DM Hall of Femme, Black Enterprise’s Women in Business, and Savoy Magazine’s Top 100 Blacks in Corporate America. In 2016, Leilani was named a Woman of Power & Influence by the National Organization of Women (NOW).
Leilani serves on the board of Middlebury College, her alma mater and the Executive Leadership Council, the premier membership organization for global black executives. She is also a graduate of New York University.