Bennie Patterson, Board Member


With a commitment to provide a skill-set as diverse and dynamic as the needs of the communities around the nation, Bennie strives to stay relevant and effective in his fight for better lives, families, and communities.

Through his current capacity as the Owner & Chief Strategist of Patterson Consulting, LLC, he’s focused on bringing together state-of- the-art technology and a
dedicated, professional outlook to every individual, every community, and every company aligned with his

Bennie brings a wealth of knowledge in the areas of youth development, project management, and group facilitation. He previously served as the Manager of Youth Activism programing for the Truth Initiative in Washington, DC. In this role he supported the Youth Activism department with management and implementation of Legacy’s three national youth activism programs. These programs focused on tobacco control initiatives through media/technology, guerilla marketing, grassroots organizing and other tactics on a local, state, and national level. Bennie ultimately helped guide the direction of the Youth Activism Fellowship and Youth Leadership Institute to ensure that strategic plans are relevant and timely to today’s tobacco youth related issues.

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