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Alan Brown

Co-Founder and Chairman


DNA - Seattle, Washington, USA

Alan began his career in consumer marketing and advertising at Procter & Gamble, followed by Pepsi-Cola. After working on the client side of the business, Alan took a senior position with a Midwest communications agency leading strategic marketing work for Sheraton Hotels, MasterCard and American Express Publishing.

In 1998, Alan co-founded DNA with the goal of leveraging consumer insights into great creative campaigns. Over the past 18 years, the agency has grown to one of the largest independent advertising agencies in the Northwest with more than 40 employees. Alan’s current role is to secure and foster long-term, productive relationship with clients – and DNA is proud to have an average client tenure of 10 years. DNA has also been recognized by the Puget Sound Business Journal as one of the Fastest Growing Private Companies.

Alan received his B.S. from The Ohio State University. In his spare time, he serves on the Board of Trustees for the National MS Society and is on the Board of Directors for Stolen Youth.