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Leonard Brown

Leonard B. Brown of Florham Park died Aug. 15, 2015. He was born in New York City. 

Mr. Brown began his advertising career as a copywriter in a small New York City ad agency. A year later, he joined Art Copy Advertising in Newark as creative director, an agency that became Keyes Martin within the year. 

At Keyes Martin, he rose to become chief operating officer, specializing in new business and account management and handling advertising and public relations for numerous blue-chip accounts. His mission was to elevate the position of New Jersey advertising capabilities. After three decades with Keyes Martin, he joined Gianettino & Meredith to supervise the marketing for Kiwi Air Lines and later joined The Cherenson Group. Throughout his career he worked with such clients as Englehard Industries, Mobil Chemical, AT&T Long Distance, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Pan American Airlines. He also taught at Montclair State University, mentoring students interested in advertising. 

He graduated from Brooklyn College.

He served on the boards of New Jersey Jewish News, Multiple Sclerosis Society of New Jersey, Cancer Care of New Jersey, Florham on the Fairways, and New Jersey Ad Club. 

He was named Advertising Man of the Year by the Business Marketing Association in 1976. 

He is survived by his wife, Elaine; his children, Randy Brown Laxer, Jennifer Brown, Vincent Santoro, Mark Kadison, and Scott Kadison; a sister, Robby Karlin; and three grandchildren.

Services were held Aug. 17 with arrangements by Bernheim-Apter-Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel, Livingston.

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