Diana Leon Brown – Chief of Staff
Diana Leon Brown was appointed Chief of Staff of the Maryland Aviation Administration (MAA) on September 20, 2023. As Chief of Staff, Diana serves as a direct report to and an extension of the MAA Executive Director/CEO, and is responsible for guiding all external affairs related to MAA. This includes providing shared executive oversight for the following functions:
- State and federal affairs including legislative and business matters
- Corporate and civic affairs
- Marketing and public relations activities
- Air service development coordination
- External communications
Ms. Brown is an experienced executive with over twenty years of experience in strategic partnerships, advocacy, external relations, and program management with a proven ability to create and maintain strong relationships with government and private-sector organizations. She is highly-networked and well respected in the federal and state governments. Her career includes service as Director of Strategic Partnerships for the Prince George’s County Executive; Senior Administrative Officer with Broward County Board of County Commissioners; Executive Director for the Artem Leadership Institute, the Nonprofit Roundtable of Greater Washington, The Haitian Diaspora Federation, and The Black Student Fund.
Ms. Brown earned an undergraduate degree in Economics from Harvard University, an MS in Statistics and an MBA in International Business & Finance from George Washington University School of Business. Outside of work, but related to her experience, she serves on the board of the Congressional Award Foundation, Vital Voices, and the Pull-up Fund. Also, Diana has received several recognitions of excellence including those from the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and the Maryland Legislative Caucus.
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