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David Dodson

President, MDC

Dodson3 - sizedDavid Dodson is president of MDC. Since joining the company, he has directed major projects to increase student success in public schools and community colleges, address regional economic decline, strengthen community philanthropy, and build multiracial leadership across the nation.

Dodson frequently speaks around the country on creating equity and opportunity for low-wealth communities and has advised major philanthropic foundations on strategies to address poverty and reduce disparities. His recent work includes: helping create and incubate “Made in Durham,” a public-private partnership focused on creating education-to-career pathways; building a strategic plan for Alabama’s community college system; and working with the CREATE Foundation to build a career readiness system in Northeast Mississippi.

He is co-author of several MDC publications, including “An Action Agenda to Spur Economic Success: A Report to the Distressed Areas Task Force of the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness.” Prior to joining MDC Dodson served as executive director of the Cummins Engine Foundation and director of corporate responsibility for Cummins Engine Company.