Dante Lee

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Dante Lee is a 1 time AALBC.com Bestselling Author

Dante Lee is a marketing guru, a PR maven, an award-winning business coach, and a best-selling author. He is the president and CEO of Dante Lee International (formerly Diversity City Media), an award-winning marketing and PR firm that owns and manages a global portfolio of premium web-based properties. Founded in the year 2000, the company has offices in Columbus, Ohio and Manila, Philippines.

Many of their web properties are used as tools to help corporations and organizations reach African American consumers through online advertising and unique PR strategies. These include web sites such as BlackNews.com, BlackStudents.com, BlackPR.com, BlackExperts.com, and BlackSpeakers.com. Other web sites for general audiences include LowIncome.org, BusinessGrants.org, GrantsForWomen.org, AffordableHealthInsurance.org, and BusinessCredit.org.

The company has annual billings of more than $350,000, and their long-time clients include Nationwide Insurance, Choice Hotels, McDonald's, BET, NASCAR, Verizon, TV One, and many others.

Lee is also co-founder of Lee Moss Media, a joint venture with his long-time business partner William Moss of Moss Interactive. This media powerhouse produces a series of social networks including HBCUconnect.com, BlackWomenConnect.com, BlackInAmerica.com, BlackAuthorsConnect.com, BlackCEOs.com, BlackJobs.com, and others. Collectively, their sites attract over 2 million African American visitors each month.

Lee serves as a motivational speaker and diversity consultant. He has addressed several groups including the African American Business Summit (AABS), the Tavis Smiley Leadership Institute, the National Association of Black Telecommunications Professionals (NABTP), and the Booker T. Washington Economic Development Summit.

Lee has been recognized by MSNBC, CNN, Fox News and scores of newspapers and magazines. Ebony Magazine named him one of the “Top 30 Young Leaders For 2006,” and profiled him as a successful Black business owner in 2010. Black Enterprise Magazine nominated him for the 2006 Small Business of the Year Award, and highlighted his company in three different back-to-back issues.

In November 2010, he released his third book with SmileyBooks entitled Black Business Secrets. The book addresses the devastating statistic that African American entrepreneurs are 5 times more likely to fail in business than their white counterparts. It features exclusive business tips and strategies, and one-on-one interviews with well-known Black entrepreneurs including Bob Johnson, George Fraser, Karen Hunter, Farrah Gray, Ephren Taylor, Nadine Thompson, Dr. Randal Pinkett, and more.

Lee was born and raised in the Washington, DC area. He graduated from Bowie State University with a Bachelors degree in Computer Science, and was the only person in the institution’s 100-year history to graduate from a 4-year program, in three years.

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