Dana Jennings and a close colleague founded Politica NC, a grassroots activist group of progressive women in Wake County. From 2008 – 2012, Dana was the CEO of the North Carolina Center for Women in Public Service. Previously, Dana owned and operated Jennings Earnhardt, LLC, a leadership consulting and coaching business. Beginning as a frontline coworker at Kinko’s Copies, she ultimately owned 11 Kinko’s in NC. She was President of Kinko’s of NC from 1984 – 1996 and served on the Kinko’s Inc. Board of Directors from 1997 – 2001.  She has been an officer or director for many corporate, professional, and nonprofit organizations.  Dana graduated from UGA and earned a MALS at Duke. She lives in Raleigh with her husband, Tom Earnhardt. Their son, Izaak, is currently in Indonesia, and daughter Rachel is at Wesleyan University in CT.