Dan has held a variety of leadership roles in startup, corporate and nonprofit organizations. He has crafted and executed virtually every type of corporate cause-related partnership integrating business and community needs, including nationally-recognized employee engagement initiatives, environmental sustainability projects, viral cause marketing campaigns, and technology for good endeavors connecting celebrities, grassroots causes, and large and small businesses. He has been featured as a keynote speaker at SXSW, in local and national media, and on behalf of socially engaged public figures. Dan’s passion is creating ways for companies to connect their mission and capabilities to the needs of their customers and communities in new and mutually beneficial ways.
Dan began his career running Break Away, a national youth service organization influencing hundreds of colleges and tens of thousands of students every year. After completing his MBA at Wake Forest, Dan joined the Home Depot where he devised and launched Framing Hope, a product donation program that has contributed over $150 million in merchandise to more than 1000 nonprofits nationwide while saving millions in tax and waste expense. He left Home Depot to help other Fortune 500 corporations design and implement similar strategic philanthropy programs through leadership roles at organizations including Network for Good, SixDegrees.org, Student Conservation Association, and the Capital Area Food Bank.
When not thinking about innovative ways to create social, business, and environmental impact, you will find Dan hiking national parks, keeping up with his kids on the basketball court, or playing ultimate frisbee.