Stratton Leopold is an ice cream entrepreneur, a Hollywood movie producer and a community leader in his hometown of Savannah, GA. Stratton grew up in the ice cream business under the guidance of his father and uncles and has since traveled the world for more than 40 years making major motion pictures.
Stratton has worked in many areas of the motion pictures business and after years of working his way up, served as Vice President of Production at Paramount Pictures. His production career has been long and successful with credits that include Paycheck, The Sum of All Fears, Mission: Impossible III, and the most recent adaptation of The Wolfman.
He is a long-term member of The Rotary Club of Savannah and an avid supporter of both the Boy Scouts Coastal Georgia Council and the Girl Scouts of Coastal Georgia. He is a member of the Bethesda Academy Board of Governors, The Savannah Book Festival Board of Directors and is a member of the 200 Club of The Coastal Empire. Stratton has been named an Honorary Ranger with the 1st Ranger Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment and is a member of the Sua Sponte Foundation. He donates ice cream socials to the children of deployed soldiers on both Hunter Army Airfield and Fort Stewart Army Base several times a year and has supported The Staff Sgt. Jason Dahlke Memorial Energy Adventure Challenge for the past four years.
A list of Stratton’s charitable works wouldn’t be complete without mention of the I Pledge for Ice Cream Project. I Pledge for Ice Cream rewards children who can recite the Pledge of Allegiance from memory with a free scoop of ice cream during the month of July. Stratton felt so strongly that America’s children should know her Pledge that he created a packet of I Pledge for Ice Cream Project marketing materials to be use by any frozen dessert shop in the country. This award-winning program has been adopted by more than 135 shops in nearly 40 states across the US.
When not on the set of a movie or attending various business and fundraising events in Georgia, Stratton can be found behind the counter of Leopold’s Ice Cream, following in his father’s footsteps with a smile on his face and a scoop in his hand.