Jeff Dickerson

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Jeff Dickerson is president of Dickerson Communications, a public affairs firm that provides public relations, issues-management and media consulting services to private- and public-sector clients.

Dickerson Communications was launched in 2000 and specializes in crisis communications. The firm has helped some of Atlanta's most prominent organizations manage public crises, including Coca Cola, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, MARTA, Delta Air Lines, AT&T, several state agencies, the Morehouse School of Medicine, the Atlanta Public Schools, the Atlanta Botanical Garden, Grady Memorial Hospital and many others.

Dickerson served more than 25 years as a journalist, including 17 years on the editorial board of the Atlanta Journal Constitution. He was also op-ed page editor at The Detroit News.

The bulk of Dickerson's journalism career has been in political advocacy, both as a columnist and editorial writer for several print organizations, including the AJC, the Atlanta Business Chronicle, The Detroit News, the Atlanta Tribune and others. He has also served as a regular panelist on FOX 5's Sunday public affairs show, "Georgia Gang," for 22 years.

As an editorial writer for The Atlanta Journal, Dickerson specialized in some of the editorial page's most complicated and controversial topics, including federal budgets, taxation, Social Security reform, state and local issues and analyses of appellate and U.S. Supreme Court rulings.

Dickerson was founding editor of news sections at the AJC. He has served as a reporter and editor and in many other newsroom capacities, and is the recipient of numerous journalistic awards.