About Albert E. Dotson
Albert E. Dotson, Jr., is Vice Chairman of 100 Black Men of America, Inc., and the Managing Partner in the Miami law firm of Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP. He represents clients pursuing large-scale public-private partnership and transportation projects. He graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in Economics and History and earned his juris doctor degree from Vanderbilt University, School of Law and was awarded the Bennett Douglas Bell Memorial Prize for academic achievement and high ethical standards. He is bilingual in English and Spanish, having studied at the Universidad de Granada in Spain.
In 1979, Mr. Dotson pledged the Theta Zeta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha at Dartmouth College and served as President his senior year. Also, during his presidency, he led the Chapter’s effort to secure its first fraternity house; the Chapter earned Chapter of the Year of the Organization of New England Chapters of Alpha (ONECA), and Mr. Dotson was awarded Chapter Brother of the Year from ONECA.
In 1994, Mr. Dotson was first elected Secretary of 100 Black Men of America, Inc. In 1996, he was elected Vice President and re-elected to successive two-year terms until 2004. In 2004, Mr. Dotson was elected the fourth Chairman of 100 Black Men of America, Inc. and served as Chairman for eight years. He received the designation of Chairman Emeritus in 2012. In 2017, he was elected Vice Chairman of the 100 Black Men of America. He became a member of 100 Black Men in 1989, when he was elected the founding president of the South Florida Chapter.
In 2014, President Barack Obama appointed Mr. Dotson as a founding Commissioner of the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African-Americans. In 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009, Mr. Dotson was named by Ebony Magazine “One of the 100 Most Influential Black Americans.” In 2018 and 2019, Florida Trend Magazine named him one of the 500 Top Business Leaders in the State of Florida.
- Re-established regional chapter training.
- Established the 100 Black Men of America’s Leadership Institute (proposed by Leonard Knight) to train members on leadership principles.
- Relaunching Leadership Development Institute as part of the succession plan.
- Secured Bain & Company to facilitate the 2008 Strategic Plan “Mentoring Across a Lifetime.”
- Led 100 Black Men of America’s Governance restructuring.
- Launched the “Work of the 100” annual video highlights of chapter and 100 of America.
- Endowed 100 Black Men of America’s Planned Giving Campaign with $1 million personal gift.
- Appointed by President Obama to the Presidential Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans.