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Danna Smith

Executive Director, Dogwood Alliance

Danna Smith is the founder and Executive Director of Dogwood Alliance an award-winning nonprofit mobilizing diverse voices to protect the forests and communities of the Southern US South from destructive industrial logging. For 20 years, she has been at the forefront of the global forest protection movement, working at the local, regional, national and international level. Connecting the dots between social, economic and climate justice and industrial logging Danna is a leading voice challenging the status quo and pushing for forest protection in the US at a scale necessary to meet the sustainability challenges of the 21st Century. Prior to founding Dogwood Alliance Danna worked for Greenpeace as a campaigner. She holds a law degree from Emory School of Law and a BA from the University of South Carolina.