Curley Dossman, President, Georgia-Pacific Foundation
As president of the Georgia-Pacific Foundation since 1994, Curley leads the Foundation’s charitable giving program which focuses on four areas: education; environment, enrichment and entrepreneurship. He also oversees GP’s community affairs efforts including headquarters local government affairs and national disaster relief efforts. Prior to taking on this position, Curley spent a decade as the state vice president of government affairs for AT&T. A Louisiana native, he also held a number of positions there before relocating to Georgia, including legislative assistant to U.S. Senator Russell B. Long and assistant director of the Louisiana State Planning Office. He earned his undergraduate degree from Morehouse College, then his law degree from Washington University School of Law (St. Louis, Mo.) In addition to his work with GP, he is involved with many non-profit organizations, including the Atlanta Committee for Progress, Community and Government Affairs Advisory Council, Atlanta Downtown Improvement District, Atlanta Rotary Club, Savannah State University Board of Governors, Metro Atlanta YMCA, High Museum of Art and Atlanta Beltline Partnership Development Committee. He serves on the board of directors for 100 Black Men of America and is the immediate past chairman.