Staff


John Dodd

President 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. He and his wife Teresa have two adult daughters, Mary and Katie.

Brian Rogers

Chief Operating Officer of the Jesse Helms Center, Director of the Free Enterprise Leadership Challenge

Brian Rogers joined the staff in 2004, after working as Executive Director of the Defenders of Property Rights, based in Washington, D.C. As the Chief Operating Officer, Rogers works closely to ensure the programs and fundraising initiatives of the center keep a close focus on free enterprise and Founding Fathers principles. 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.

Madison Ledlow

Coordinator of the Free Enterprise Leadership Challenge

Madison Ledlow joined the Jesse Helms Center team in December 2017. Madison has been involved with FELC as a summer counselor from 2011-2015 while in college at Texas A&M University where she received a Bachelor of Science in agricultural communications and journalism. Madison’s previous experience includes working for Texas 4-H and Youth Development and she is excited to continue exploring her passion for youth and student-centered entrepreneurial programs with FELC.