Meet the FELC Staff

 

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John Dodd   President Emeritus of the Jesse Helms Center, Creator of the Free Enterprise Leadership Challenge

John Dodd

President Emeritus of the Jesse Helms Center, Creator of the Free Enterprise Leadership Challenge

Since joining the staff of the Jesse Helms Center in 1994, John Dodd’s work has focused on the continuing development of numerous initiatives promoting liberty and our country’s founding principles.  Dodd completed his undergraduate degree at the College of William and Mary and received his Master’s in Education from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Prior to his work with the center, Dodd was president of J&T Dodd, a consulting firm. Dodd is the author of The World Came His Way – Jesse Helms’ Contributions to Freedom and has appeared on numerous radio and television programs to discuss the policies and programs of the Jesse Helms Center.


Brian Rogers joined the staff in 2004 after working as executive director of the Defenders of Property Rights, based in Washington, D.C. For 15 years, Brian served as Helms Center’s chief operating officer, managing multiple facets of the organization including fundraising and programs. Rogers’ prior roles include working for Century Communications, Inc. and working as the director of special projects for the Leadership Institute. Rogers is a graduate of Wingate University and began his policy-focused work with an internship for the late Senator Jesse Helms. Additionally, he is a 2009 graduate of the E.A. Morris Fellowship. He and his wife Catherine have four children, Ashley, Sarah, James and Sam.

Brian Rogers   President of the Jesse Helms Center, Director of the Free Enterprise Leadership Challenge

Brian Rogers

President of the Jesse Helms Center, Director of the Free Enterprise Leadership Challenge


Jarvis Moss   Director of Free Enterprise Programs

Jarvis Moss

Director of Free Enterprise Programs

Jarvis Moss joined the Jesse Helms Center as the Free Enterprise Leadership Challenge Coordinator in 2019. Prior to joining the Helms Center staff, Jarvis worked in Congressman Patrick McHenry’s campaign office in Gastonia where he coordinated voter outreach efforts and also worked in the private sector for a short period after college. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2016 with a double major in political science and history. He is currently studying to receive his teaching certificate from UNC-Charlotte.