Sharon S. Gordon
Ivory D. Payne
President / Associate Publisher
In addition to her role as Associate Publisher for Leaders Publications, Sharon S. Gordon is the CEO and founder of Urban Trendsetters Media, LLC (UTS), a media mogul, motivational speaker, lifestyle entrepreneur, and history-maker as the first woman and black American to own and operate a national broadcast television network Urban Trendsetters Television Network. (UTS TV).
UTS is an integrated multi-media broadcast and publishing company that features an array of
advertising, marketing, and branding services including television production, syndication,
distribution, online radio, event management, and other products and services.
A leader in multi-cultural competence and diversity, inclusion, and equity in media messaging
and outreach, UTS provides branding, advertising and marketing solutions for corporations and
small businesses. Her passion and purpose are empowering women, small business owners and
entrepreneurs and increasing black media ownership and distribution.