DFTD welcomed its first staff member on October 1, 2022, when Savannah Damon joined the team as Managing Director. Savannah is located in DFTD’s Davidson office at 209 Delburg St., Suite 107. She can be reached at (717) 870-4142 or [email protected] and encourages office visitors to learn more about DFTD and its work.
As Managing Director, Savannah is responsible for building out DFTD’s strategy for promoting an improved environment for freedom of expression and viewpoint diversity at Davidson College. She will reach out to students, faculty, the administration, alumni, and Davidson donors to help strengthen the College’s historic commitment to educational excellence through critical thinking and open, civil debate on controversial issues. She reports to the chairman of DFTD and works closely with the organization’s board.
Savannah has a strong background in community outreach and coalition-building and a deep passion for protecting free speech. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, NC, where she subsequently earned her Masters of Business Administration degree. Before joining DFTD, she was a research analyst at the Senate of Pennsylvania and earlier worked as a consultant on Congressional and state Senate and House political campaigns in Pennsylvania.