Cedric F. Brown, APR, is an independent strategist who uses digital strategy to influence narrative change that leads to equitable outcomes. His decade of expertise includes the use of analytics and research to develop content that achieves social impact. Cedric has earned international recognition in the profession for both his work and diversity, equity, and inclusion advocacy efforts.

Cedric’s past work includes leading digital strategies for Advancement Project National Office, a national racial justice organization that utilizes movement lawyering and communications to help communities take back their power. Cedric’s campaigns included collaborations with Ben & Jerry’s, Players Coalition Charitable Foundation, and local grassroots organizations across the country in the collective effort to advocate for voting rights and protection, immigrant rights, justice system reform, and education justice.

Prior to Advancement Project National Office, Cedric managed digital efforts for education and health clients at Hager Sharp, a communications agency in Washington, DC. Notably, Cedric led social media strategy and website project management for the National Assessment of Educational Progress, a program underneath the U.S. Department of Education. 

Cedric is Accredited in Public Relations by the Public Relations Society of America. He earned his Master of Science in Public Relations from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. His Bachelor of Business Administration is from Northwood University with an emphasis on marketing and management.