Ursula D. Frederick-Brown (Ursula D.)
Owner, Chief Ideator, Strategist, & Visionary
Ursula Frederick – Brown is the highly respected CEO and President of iLAEA.-A professional association that serves as a source of encouragement and support for artists/ministers in the urban gospel/inspirational arts, music, and alternative Christian entertainment arenas. Additionally, Ursula is the Founder and CEO of Manifestations Ministries, LLC– “Empowering One for the Profit of All – An Entertainment Movement…Moving Entertainment,” Manifestations Ministries, LLC is an Atlanta-based marketing, promotions, and research enterprise.
Ursula is an outstanding example of what faith without works will allow an individual to accomplish, as shortly after relocating to Atlanta from St. Petersburg, Florida in late 2003, she was named Marketing Director of Urban Gospel Alliance-Georgia (UGA-GA). The Organization serves as a forum and platform for all facets of urban gospel music: contemporary gospel, holy hip hop, inspirational, gospel jazz, neo-soul, and reggae, and also supports the ministries of Christian comedians and spoken word artists. UGA broadens gospel music’s reach into the streets. It stands as a testament to youth in all communities, especially in the urban and inner-city areas, that there is an alternative to the negative music currently in the mainstream market place. She has also served the Urban Gospel Alliance as: Chapter Director for the state of Georgia, Marketing Director for the national office, New Representative Liaison, to her present status as: CEO and President of UGA International, Inc.
Commissioned by God to serve the youth, Ursula utilizes the skills and experience she gained while receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, with an emphasis in Marketing from Eckerd College. In addition, she worked hard to simultaneously earn three Associate degrees in: Entrepreneurship, Marketing, and Accounting. This accomplishment allows her to impart the Kingdom principles she gained into the youth she encounters. Ursula has also earned two Masters Degrees, one in Organizational Leadership Studies and the other in Business Administration. She is now pursing her PhD. in Business Administration. Her vision is to revolutionize the urban gospel industry and touch the lives of individuals globally, especially youth in every community. Her primary focus is to introduce and compel into the international marketplace: viable, relevant, Christ-centered, and positive entertainment, media, and leisure alternatives.
Ursula has worked with various artists, businesses, entertainment companies, ministries, and other non-profit organizations to secure sponsorships, coordinate events/trips, and spearhead strategic planning. She also worked briefly as Vice President of Marketing for Upper Rooms Records based in Houston, Texas. However, her rise to leadership was only achieved through her willingness to first serve. She has walked in this understanding over the years by co-laboring with youth ministries such as: Living Word Community Church and Awanas of Mt. Zion Progressive Missionary Baptist Church, and Pinellas Community Church. For 2 years, she served as a Greater St. Petersburg Area Leader, WyldLife Leader, and Urban Young Life Leader. Most recently, her servitude was displayed in the New Birth Cathedral – Youth Ministry, where she acted as Special Events Coordinator.