Spaces are still open for out March 17th Brown Bag: The Art of Story-Telling: Selling Your Brand, Your Product and Yourself with Stories.

Join us as the panelist below share their expertise.

Danny Harris- Editor, People’s District
Danny Harris is the editor of People’s District (, a website that shares a daily story and photo of a D.C. resident. Since launching in September 2009, he has collected and shared over 400 stories and his work has been featured on NPR, NBC,,, the Baltimore Examiner, and the Weiner Zeitung. He also works as a consultant to schools and neighborhood business improvement districts, helping them use storytelling as a lens to understand place and communities.

Nancy Belmont, CEO, Belmont, Inc.
Nancy, Belmont’s CEO and owner, consults with clients on how to link their culture and brand for sustained business success. Nancy’s company leads culture-building, branding and communication efforts forpub lic and private organizations, including the U.S. Army, the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, The European Union, The British Embassy and United Negro College Fund (UNCF), to name a few.

Prior to Belmont, Inc., Nancy worked at Freedom House, a multi-million dollar international non-profit that promotes democracy around the world. In 1999, she served as a volunteer for four months in Zagreb, Croatia transferring operational expertise to an emerging Croatian non-profit.

Nancy has served on the board of the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce and Alexandria Small Business Development Center and is a Leadership Alexandria graduate.  In 2007, she brought Alexandria creative firms together to launch iMAGINE Alexandria, a movement to make Alexandria a national hub for creativity.  Nancy lives in Alexandria with her three children, Max, Ben and Tess.

Cindy Atlee- Principle, The Storybranding Group
Cindy Atlee has been fascinated with stories and how they shape identity since writing her first (and last!) novel at the age of 13. Instead of becoming a novelist, she channeled a passion for helping others understand and express who they are in the world into a 20+ year career as a strategist, facilitator and coach.

Cindy is currently principal of The Storybranding Group, a brand and culture consulting firm that helps clients define and give voice to what’s best and most distinctive about them–and use the power of story-based communications to create compelling brands, develop inspired leaders and deeply engage their workforces.  Previously, she was Senior Vice President, Branding & Organizational Culture at the global public relations firm Porter Novelli and has held a variety of senior executive positions at mid-Atlantic advertising agencies and marketing firms.

Cindy’s innovative storybranding process and story-based communications tools have won multiple awards and been used by such organizations as Kashi, NASA, Volunteers of America, and Procter & Gamble.  In addition to her consulting and planning work, she is a frequent speaker and workshop leader.  She’s currently writing her first book, Discover Your StoryBrand: 12 Story-based Styles to Unleash Your Voice and Let the World Know Who You Really Are.

When she isn’t deeply engaged in her work, you might find Cindy art journaling, playing with her four cats, dreaming up her next creative adventure, or driving her husband crazy with yet another home design project.

What questions do you have for the panelists?