Erica Dotson Bennett, M. ED.

Co-Founder, The Dotson Group


Erica Dotson Bennett is the co-founder of The Dotson Group, a consulting firm that provides outsourced training and development, team building, executive coaching, retreat facilitation and leadership development services to small to mid-sized organizations who want to leverage the talent of their employees to achieve stellar business results.  Erica has 17+ years of experience in Human Resources and Leadership Development Consulting. She is also currently employed as a Senior Learning Specialist for Independence Blue Cross where she has responsibility for creating and delivering strategies that support the performance and professional development of the organization’s leaders.

Prior to starting her own firm and joining Independence, Erica worked for Leadership Solutions, Inc. as a Senior Leadership Development Consultant.  At both Deloitte and Touche LLP and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Erica worked as a Senior HR Consultant and advised internal clients on developing recruitment strategies for both entry level and MBA recruitment. At the Philadelphia based law firm of Schnader Harrison Segal and Lewis, LLP, Erica worked as the Manager of Legal Recruitment, managing both the entry level hiring program and the summer internship program.  Her range of experiences cover consulting related activities in leadership and organization development, teambuilding, executive coaching, and training design and facilitation.

Erica is committed to enhancing the lives of Philadelphia’s children, and enthusiastically serves on the board of The Support Center for Child Advocates, an organization that provides legal assistance and social service advocacy for abused and neglected children in Philadelphia County.

She is also a member of the Advisory Committee of the University of Pennsylvania Fels Institute of Government/DiverseForce Board Governance Training Program that provides leadership training for leaders of color who want to achieve greater effectiveness as organizational leaders while making a social impact as board members.

Erica has a B.A. in Psychology from Louisiana State University and a Masters of Education degree from Temple University in Adult Education and Organizational Development.   She lives in the Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia with her son, Solomon.