In the early 1920s, my grandfather, Samuel Mastrangelo Sr., started a big band orchestra that played in the Atlantic City, NJ local clubs. In order to be more memorable, he quickly changed its name to "The Sam Brown Orchestra." From that day forward, everyone who lived in our small town called my grandfather Sam Brown. He held many public offices and eventually became Sheriff of Atlantic County, NJ. As a kid, I always remember being at the local diner or walking down the street with him and someone was sure to yell out, "Hey Sam Brown!" My grandfather was a very strong and successful man. He passed away in April of 2000 at the age of 94 years old.
When my father was born in 1928, both the name Samuel Dominic Mastrangelo (Jr.) and the nickname were handed down. Throughout high school, during the war, around town and over the course of his long career as a mathematics teacher, everyone called my dad Sam Brown.
My father is the single greatest influence in my life. I adored him. My personal drive, ambition and success developed from the confidence he gave me to always be a leader, believe in myself and take a risk. He passed away in June of 2004 and was very proud of Sam Brown Inc.
The name Sam Brown served these great men well throughout their lives and now does the same for me. I am so proud that for nearly 20 years Sam Brown has built the best team and helps leading healthcare companies become more memorable.
I am proud to be Sam Brown.
Laura (Mastrangelo) Liotta