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Dennis J. Brownlee ’74

Dennis Brownlee '74

Dennis J. Brownlee has had an extensive entrepreneurial and business development career in media and entertainment. He currently has a slate of independent projects in development with Curved Edge Entertainment, a production company he recently founded.

He was a senior executive at iHeartMedia in charge of syndicated urban radio and online networks including “The Steve Harvey Morning Show.” Prior to that, he developed a cable TV network with Quincy Jones that led to the launch of TVOne. He was a vice president and board member of the United States Satellite Broadcasting Company, which launched the nation’s first satellite-to-home television broadcasting system in partnership with DirecTV, and he served as chairman of the Direct Broadcast Satellite Association.

Dennis is an Emmy Award-winning executive producer of the documentary “On Hallowed Ground: The Streetball Champions of Rucker Park.” He began his career in information technology with IBM, and then developed an information technology management firm that became one of Black Enterprise Magazine’s top 100 companies.

Dennis received his bachelor’s degree in economics from Princeton and is a trustee emeritus. He serves on President Eisgruber’s Advisory Council, the Advisory Council for the Keller Center, and the Feedback Panel for the Alumni Entrepreneurs Fund.

He is married to Gabriella E. Morris ’77.


Self-Funded Founders and Funders

Thursday, October 3

Dennis J. Brownlee ’74, Founder, Curved Edge Entertainment

Sheila Marmon ’94, CEO, Mirror Digital
Omar L. Simmons ’92, Managing Partner, Exaltare Capital Partners
Maisha Walker ’94, President, Message Medium & President, The Black Ivy Alumni League
John Weaver ’92, Founder & CEO, Varsity Software, Inc.