Navigator Sales and Marketing Nominated for Economic Empowerment Award 
Founders Subriana and Allen Pierce Recognized at Lead Like King Virtual Awards Ceremony 

Founders Subriana and Allen Pierce have been recognized for their outstanding leadership at Navigator Sales and Marketing by the 2021 Lead Like King Awards Committee. The Lead Like King Awards Ceremony is co-hosted by T.D. Jakes Divinity School and The Urban Renewal Center to recognize transformational leaders in society who “Lead Like King,” referencing leadership criteria outlined in Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s book, “Where Do We Go From Here? Chaos or Community?”.

Navigator Sales and Marketing is a food and beverage broker representing mainstream, niche, specialty, ethnic, and emerging brands. Subriana and Allen Pierce founded the company in 2013 with the mission of helping CPG brands navigate the retail grocery industry.

“We are thrilled to be nominated for the Lead Like King Economic Empowerment Award and extremely proud of all the brands we have helped” said Allen Pierce. “With the recent launch of the Navigator Lighthouse Foundation, we are continuing our devotion to uplift Black, Brown, and women-owned businesses. We see this award as an honor coming from two great organizations dedicated to honoring and continuing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s efforts and legacy,” said Subriana Pierce.

The Lead Like King Virtual Awards and Scholarship Drive is co-hosted by Jakes Divinity School and the Urban Renewal Center to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy by recognizing Black excellence in our society. Jakes Divinity School, an emerging institution, continues King’s efforts with the religious community by educating and preparing leaders for the church and society. The Urban Renewal Center shares King’s commitment to social justice and racial harmony by responding to the community with support, building faith-based coalitions to facilitate educational opportunities and other developments to support the community.

Over the past year, Navigator Sales and Marketing launched the Navigator Lighthouse Foundation to increase the representation of minority brands in the grocery retail industry. Navigator Lighthouse builds upon Navigator Sales and Marketing by providing customized and tailored brokering solutions to minority, and specifically Black, Brown and women-owned, businesses. Now open for applications, Navigator Lighthouse is already working alongside several brands in pursuit of success in the grocery and retail spaces. Visit to learn more.

“This prestigious award is given to transformational leaders in society who “Lead Like King,” and we are delighted to recognize Subriana and Allen Pierce with the Economic Empowerment Award. With the achievements of Navigator Sales and Marketing and the recent launch of their foundation, Subriana and Allen Pierce are exemplary leaders in their pursuit of equal opportunities, resources, support, and excitement for all entrepreneurs seeking guidance in the grocery retail industry. This award honors their commitment to continuing and furthering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy,” said the Lead Like King Virtual Awards Committee.


About Navigator Sales & Marketing

Navigator Sales & Marketing is a full-service broker representing a variety of products. Led by the best in the industry, NSM leaders are trusted partners and strategic advisors committed to customers’ and clients’ success. Navigator is rapidly expanding their roster of clients including well-known brands such as PhURE Water, ECOS, North Coast organic apple juice and sauces, Old Trapper beef jerky, H2rOse, Deep River Snacks, Ramona’s Frozen Foods, Purpose Tea, Soul Food Starters, Partake Foods, SNAK Club, On the Border snacks and many more.

Navigator has earned a reputation for excellence by successfully bringing unique brands from concept to being on shelves at a national level. Navigator enjoys product representation in over 10,000 stores, with Delhaize, Albertsons/Safeway, Ralphs, Whole Foods, Stater Bros, Bristol Farms, Savemart, Raley’s, Northgate Gonzalez Markets, Vallarta, Gelsons, Smart & Final, and Kroger among them. Visit, like us on Facebook, and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.