Writing by Design Media, Inc. 2022 board of directors

By Writing by Design Media, Inc. staff

As the new year begins, Writing by Design Media, Inc. is pleased to announce the 2022 board of directors. The board consists of individuals who are practicing entrepreneurs and are working daily to help increase awareness about the challenges that underrepresented entrepreneurs face. Listed below are the officers and board of directors.

Paula Anderson is the founder of Writing by Design Media, Inc. and Paula Anderson Coaching and Consulting (TM), LLC. Anderson is a graduate of LeMoyne-Owen College and the University of Memphis. She has bachelor's degrees in English and Journalism and a master's degree in Journalism and Strategic Media. She serves as president and board chair.


Eric Brinson is the founder of A&R Development & Acquisitions, a real estate investment company, based in Nashville. Brinson is an alumnus of Middle Tennessee State University where he received a bachelor's degree in business administration. He is a brother of the Zeta Psi Chapter of AKPsi and a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. He serves as vice-president.


Lauren is the founder of LRB Global Consulting Services (TM). Brown has a juris doctorate (JD) and a master’s of business administration (MBA). Brown is a teacher and nationally recognized trainer, having trained business owners, corrections officials, and law enforcement executives on a variety of legal, ethical, motivational and management issues. Brown serves as secretary.


Brian Marshall is the director of Entrepreneurship at BCL of Texas. Marshall is certified by the Association of Accredited Small Business Consultants and has served as chair of the Small Business Development Committee for the Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce and as a program mentor/advisor for the University of Texas Business School. Marshall has a master’s of business administration (MBA) from the University of Phoenix and an undergraduate degree in psychology and business management. Marshall serves as a board member.


Justin Key is an entertainment entrepreneur, author and speaker. Key graduated from LeMoyne-Owen College and Mount Saint Mary's University, where he studied Mathematics, Acting, and Entrepreneurship. He is the creator of Mama Knows Best, a comedic audiobook series based on the conversations between a southern mom and her son narrated by Mad TV's Debra Wilson and himself. He serves as a board member. He is the author of Mind Control - Change The Way You Think So You Can Live a Limitless Life.

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