Who Is Dante Lee?

Dante Lee is a 29-year old marketing guru, a PR maven, a prolific blogger, and an award-winning business coach.

He is the president and CEO of Diversity City Media and the co-founder of Lee Moss Media - both based in Columbus, Ohio. These award-winning companies help clients reach African American consumers through online advertising and public relations. As owners of the largest network of premium African American web properties (including BlackNews.com, HBCUconnect.com, BlackHistory.com, BlackExperts.com, BlackPR.com, etc.), Lee and his partner William Moss are highly regarded in the industry.

Their long-time clients include Nationwide Insurance, Choice Hotels, McDonald's, BET, NASCAR, Verizon, TV One, and many more.

Lee has been recognized by MSNBC, CNN, 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. He was also a featured guest on the Tavis Smiley Show.

His new book Black Business Secrets, due out in November 2010, is published by Tavis Smiley himself. The book will feature exclusive business tips and strategies, and one-on-one interviews with Bob Johnson, George Fraser, Karen Hunter, Tom Burrell, and several others.

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 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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