Andrea Lepore founded Lepore Development in 2006, a design and purpose-driven firm producing brands, concepts, and developments with the goal of improving urban neighborhoods and our quality of life in Northern California.
Lepore created Solomon’s in honor of Tower Records founder (and California Hall of Fame inductee) Russ Solomon and designed the flagship store in a former Tower Records which includes The Russ Room, a 2nd floor live music venue, art gallery and social space. As managing director, Lepore guided Solomon’s through the pandemic by turning Solomon’s into a community kitchen to serve seniors and those experiencing homelessness. Lepore, who holds a Master’s in Sustainable Design from Boston Architectural College, recently worked to earn National Green Restaurant Certification for Solomon’s.
A University of California, Davis graduate, Lepore started her career with the Sacramento Kings NBA franchise in the public relations department and spent a decade with the organization rising through the ranks to oversee all of the operations and communications for the Sacramento Monarchs WNBA franchise.
Raised in a family of hardworking grandparents from Italy with artists, architects and entrepreneurs, Lepore’s father was a renaissance man (painter, sculptor, musician) and mother was an educator and administrator, both PhDs.
Lepore resides in Sacramento and spends her free time enjoying the California lifestyle with her partner, Kelly Bennett, and Welsh terrier, Angelo.