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Meet Our People

The ASL NATION EXPO team mission is to bring everyone together and believe in each other’s work. What makes ASL NATION EXPO so special and geared toward success is we all have strengths in different areas with the right attitude and passion to grow and build for our future. Please read our biography to learn more about us.

Our team

Harold CEO
of ASL NATION EXPO, LLC

Harold CEO and Founder of ASL NATION EXPO, LLC

Hello everyone! Allow me to introduce myself, my name is Harold Z. I am the CEO & Founder of ASL NATION EXPO. I previously co-founded the American Deaf Exposition , Seaport Deaf Festival in New York and New Jersey Deaf Exposition from 2007-2014 with the owner and my best friend, Al Lepre. Sadly after Mr. Lepre passed away I put all of my businesses on hold. I am excited to be back and working to bring people together with a brand new company “ASL NATION EXPO”!

I continue to have strong belief system with a focus on helping others to expand their businesses. I also believe in establishing, supporting and improving networking in the Deaf community, (we welcome the hearing community as well).

The goal of ASL NATiON EXPO is to have a place we can call home at events and expos in every city, all over the country.

I want to thank you for visiting our new ASL NATION EXPO website. Take the time to explore our site, here you will find so many things to do in the community.

With Love, Harold Z.

Al Lepre Humanitarian award in 2008

DeAngelo Brown of director at ASL NATION EXPO, LLC

DeAngelo Brown director of ASL NATION EXPO LLC

I am humbled and thrilled to be named the new director of ASL NATION EXPO.   I look forward to continuing to develop and implement our mission of unity and inspiration.  We all have challenges and struggles in our lives, it is important that we support each other and believe in one another and ourselves.  Together we are stronger.  With encouragement and support we can persevere and never give up.   

My most recent experiences include my work with Def Familia.  We’ve hosted events in Washington, DC, where Black Ink Crew joined us for a meet and greet in partnership with LMG, based out of Chicago.  This event was sold out!  We’ve also booked Ceaser, as well as Ted and Kitty from VH1 Black Ink Crew.  Maintaining these connections and forging new connections with other musicians and celebrities will be an ongoing goal of mine as ASL NATION EXPO continues to grow.  

I have a successful history of organizing and launching a wide variety of gatherings, parties and fundraisers including:  Fashions Shows, Clothing line, Performances and Celebrations.  I have extensive experience working as photographers, videographers and with DJs.  I believe my experience and connections in these areas will bring the ASL NATION EXPO to the next level.   

Since my days as an undergraduate student at Gallaudet University, it has been my mission to bring people together and build a community where individuals can develop friendships, network and support one another.  I was always known as one of the Best Deaf Party Promoters.  It was during these days that “T.O.P” began then “2 Ill Brothers” and eventually became “Def Famila Entertainment.”   

Please join me as ASL NATION EXPO continues to grow and brings events to your area.  Visit our website often and be on the lookout for more opportunities to gather with friends, new and old.  Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with ideas and suggestions or events that you would like to see ASL NATION EXPO at.

Together we are STRONGER

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