DIRECTOR OF SPECIAL EVENTS
BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AND PROFESSIONAL STUDIES
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Harvard University Certified: Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies
Harvard University Certified: "Citizen Politics in America: Public Opinion, Elections, Interest Groups, and the Media"
New York City, NY 10036
Passion & Determination
MEET THIS GENTLE & HUMBLE LITTLE GIANT
Affectionately known as “Lexy”, Ms. J. Lexy Brooks is the Founder and President of VIP Connected Entertainment llc, the largest Caribbean-American owned Talent/Event Planning Agency. VIP was founded in 2007 and is based in New York City. Prior to launching her own company, Ms. Brooks was employed by Vardinoyannis Group. She also had the pleasure of working with Spitzer Engineering, real estate tycoon. Ms. Brooks enjoyed the challenge of juggling between her commercial real estate job and the legal world. She would say it prepared her for stepping into her own business and has shaped her into a well rounded business woman. After 7 years at her corporate job, Ms. Brooks decided it was time to step out on her own and spread her wings.
Ms. Brooks has worked with the likes of Lionel Richie, Goo Goo Dolls, CeCe Winans, Kenny Rogers, Patti labelle, Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean, trey Songz, Air Supply, Toni Braxton, Sean Paul, Damian Marley, Beres Hammond, Beenie Man, and a long list of a-list celebrities.
BOOKING AGENT AND TALENT BUYER
The world of Entertainment would be nothing without connections and as a popular and recognizable Talent/Event Planning Agency, VIP CONNECTED ENTERTAINMENT is making it happen. Founded by Ms. J. Lexy Brooks, the firm is the largest Caribbean-American booking/talent agency worldwide and they can connect you to “Who's Who” in the entertainment industry.
In addition to providing an array of talent and other dynamic services to clients worldwide, Ms. Brooks has also successfully managed several Artists and Dancers. Considered an entertainment guru in the music business, Ms. Brooks would tell you that she pride herself on being able to provide an extensive variety of professional services as her clients are her #1 priority.
In 2008, Ms. Brooks assisted with bringing a US$7 million multiplex movie cinema to the country of St. Kitts and Nevis. "Caribbean Cinemas" opened its' doors to hundreds of movie goers and Ms. Brooks was on hand to serve as Mistress of Ceremony as well as ribbon cutting.
In 2009, she was named most “Powerful Woman In Reggae Music” by Caribbean Lifestyle TV.
In 2011, she appeared on BET and BET J as a commentator on the show “TOP 20 GREATEST
MOMENTS IN REGGAE”, which aired for 6 months .
In 2013, she was awarded "AMBASSADOR TO PORT HARCOURT", Nigeria (along with Shaggy, Patra, Wyclef Jean, Busta Rhymes, Chaka Demus and Plies and Beenie Man) by the Director General Mr. Sam Dede, for her dedication and hard work with bringing the best in entertainment to their country for over 10 years.
In 2014, Ms. Brooks was awarded the "STRATEGIC VISION AWARD IN BUSINESS MANAGEMENT" by the “Young Gifted and Black Entrepreneurs of America”.
In 2016, she appeared in Billboard magazine
In 2017, she was awarded by the CSA, at Syracuse University for her dedicated service for helping to plan and produce their events for over 10 years.
In 2019, she was again awarded the "MARCUS GARVEY AWARD" in Leadership by Syracuse University.
In 2019 Ms. Brooks led the"WOMAN TO WATCH EMPOWERMENT" discussion with Syntyche "Syn" Clarck and Whenda "Wanda" Tima at Syracuse University.
Universities such as Rutgers, Brown, Pace, Penn State, St. John’s, Howard University, University of Massachusetts, Baruch College, NYU, New York State University in Oswego are just some of the educational institutions that Ms. Lexy provides her impeccable and professional services to. From Costa Rica, Japan, Switzerland to the Caribbean, South, Central and North America, there is not a continent that Ms. Brooks does not have clients on.
In 2022 Ms. Brooks was awarded the Women Empowerment Award by the Young Gifted & Black organization and "Live your best life for you foundation".
As she puts it`…”The world is my oyster.”
CARIBBEAN ALL-STAR STUDENTS -was created to help inner city school children improve their writing skills and creative thinking abilities. This program is a Writing Essay Competition given to Primary and Secondary school children throughout the Caribbean.
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