Benita M. Dodd
Benita Dodd is a journalism graduate of Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa, who immigrated to the United States in 1986.
Dodd, a Cobb County resident, was an editorial writer and columnist for The Atlanta Journal Editorial Board and an editorial writer for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Editorial Board before joining the Georgia Public Policy Foundation as vice president in March 2003.
A member of the 2007 class of Leadership Georgia and a faculty member of the Leadership Institute of Virginia, she leads the Foundation’s Environmental Initiative and is responsible for the Foundation’s communications. She serves on the Political Science Advisory Board at Kennesaw State University and on the Board of Advisors for America’s Future Foundation Georgia and was a board member of Common Cause Georgia.
She addresses civic and leadership groups across Georgia on current issues and free-market solutions. She is a frequent contributor to newspapers and radio programs around the state and spent seven years providing free-market perspectives as a commentator on a weekly Atlanta Radio Korea program. She is also a policy advisor for The Heartland Institute.