Jeff Dickerson is president of Dickerson Communications, a public affairs firm that provides public relations, issues-management and media consulting services to private- and public-sector clients.
Philip A. "Phil" Kent is the president of the Atlanta-based Phil Kent Consulting Inc. which specializes in media consulting.
Ms. Alexis Scott is publisher of the Atlanta Daily World, a newspaper founded by her grandfather in 1928. She has responsibility for the overall editorial content and general management of the paper.
Dick Williams has been reporting and analyzing politics and public policy for more than 30 years. For 17 of these years, his column was featured in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.