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September 16, 2020 46 min

This episode from, March 17, 2016 is part of our "Most Memorable" collection. Recommended by past Roundtable Board Member, Elizabeth Bartz:

"Do you remember March 2016 when Dorothy (Dot) Ridings spoke as part of our 40th Anniversary Speaker Forum? In fact that was her third presentation to ART. Dorothy first spoke on the Akron Roundtable stage on September 15, 1983 when she was then President of the League of Women Voters of the United States. Dorothy returned to Akron on April 17, 1997 when she was the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Council on Foundations, a national association of some 2,000 foundations and corporations that make charitable grants. And on March 16, 2016 she was—and still is—a board member for the Commission on Presidential Debates.

The four debates will be held: September 29th in Cleveland, Ohio; October 7th the Vice President debate in Salt Lake City, October 15th in Miami, and October 22nd in Nashville. Akron’s State and Federal Communications will be in attendance as a sponsor to the debate programs."

From 1988 until joining the Council in March 1996, Ridings served as publisher and president of Knight-Ridder's Bradenton Herald in Bradenton, Florida. Dorothy's career outside of journalism includes service on a number of boards, international speaking tours, and education.

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