Owner Biography

Arthur L. Brown serves as President of LeScot Enterprises, Inc. LeScot is a consulting firm that offers business development, economic development, training and marketing representation services. Art received his undergraduate training in Business Administration from North Carolina A&T State University and an MBA from Atlanta University.

Previous work experience includes the Georgia Institute of Technology where his skills were refined in economic development, internet marketing and procurement and business development assistance. He is now a contractor for Georgia Tech's Electronic Commerce Resource Center. He was also formerly employed by General Motors, Buick Motor Division and AMTAR Incorporated.

He is the past President of the Business Retention and Expansion International (BREI), an organization established to promote retention and expansion of existing business as a viable economic strategy, past president of the National Association of Management and Technical Assistance Centers (NAMTAC). He is a past board member of the Georgia Economic Developers Association (GEDA) and has held several committee chairs and is a current member. He is a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) and is a Certified Master Consultant/Instructor (CMC) by the Business Retention and Expansion International (BREI) and is an Associate Contracting Assistance Specialist (ACAS) designee by the Association of Government Marketing Assistance Specialists (AGMAS).

Special honors, recognitions and awards received include:

Minority Business Advocate of the Year, 2000 by the Atlanta Minority Business Development Center

Project-of-the-Year Awards from the National Association of Management and Technical Assistance Center, 1996, 1994, 1993, 1989, 1987 and 1985

U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration Certificate of Appreciation for an Outstanding Program of the University Centers Conference, May, 1996

National Association of Management and Technical Assistance Centers President Award, 1991-1992

As President of NAMTAC, testified before U.S. House Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, State and Judiciary, April, 1991

Received Outstanding Thesis Award from the University of Oklahoma's Economic Development Institute, 1989

Greater Atlanta Small Business Project "Certificate of Merit", 1989

Peace Corp Appreciation Award, 1984-1986

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