Executive Chairman

Michael Dozier

Principal and Founder, Carrington, Holland & Leigh

Michael Dozier

Michael Dozier joined the Mississippi Journalism and Education Group as the executive chairman of the board of directors in August 2022. His professional expertise consists of serving as a former president and CEO of several community-based nonprofits throughout Mississippi. He has managed more than 287 employees and has managed budgets of over $14 million per year.

Michael is the principal and founder of Carrington, Holland & Leigh Consulting Firm, which provides nonprofit development and fund development services for nonprofits, faith and community-based organizations. He has previously worked in state government as a project grant administrator and currently serves as a workshop facilitator and presenter in grant writing, fundraising, board development, strategic planning and nonprofit start-up, including for the Mississippi Alliance for Nonprofits and Philanthropy

He is a Certified Grant Reviewer & Writer and was selected in 2005 by the Mississippi Business Journal as Outstanding Nonprofit CEO. Michael currently serves as a federal grant reviewer for the federal government.

Michael’s nonprofit specialties include: fundraising and donor development, including major gift solicitation and peer-to-peer fundraising; establishing and running effective nonprofit boards; board and fund development; legal nonprofit compliance; and effective best practices for nonprofits.

In his spare time, Michael likes to play chess.