Candice Bennett is the Director of Development & Communications for Good Shepherd Housing & Family Services, a non-profit affordable housing developer in Fairfax County. She is also President of Candice Bennett & Associates, Inc., a consulting firm established in 2003 which provides strategic marketing and research services to corporations, political candidates and not–for–profit organizations. She started her career at Penn, Schoen and Berland and has worked with clients in a variety of industries over the years, including entertainment, technology, consumer electronics, healthcare, financial services, education, managed services, heavy industry, packaged food products, and hospitality.
Candice received her M.A. in Security Policy Studies and B.A. in International Affairs from The George Washington University. She was recently appointed by the Governor to Virginia’s Fair Housing Board. She is the current Vice Chair of Finance for the Fairfax County Democratic Committee and serves on the Board of Directors for the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial Association and the Lorton Station Community Association. She is a member of the Insights Association, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and Leadership Fairfax. In 2015, she ran for the Democratic nomination for the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors-Mount Vernon District. She is an alumna of the Sorenson Institute for Political Leadership’s Candidate Training Program (2015) and Emerge Virginia (2017).