Dan is an experienced senior executive with demonstrated success in the public policy and P-20 education sectors. His honed skills with nonprofits, grassroots organizing, government, media relations, and administration drive his work and leadership. He is committed to public service, community impact and systems change at home in Delaware and across the country with Hope Street Group.


As Hope Street Group’s Senior Advisor, he provides counsel for the education team’s development, network and programmatic interests. He simultaneously serves as the United Way of Delaware’s Chief Operating Officer.


Before joining Hope Street Group, Dan was Deputy Secretary/Chief of Staff at the Delaware Department of Education. Previously, he was Assistant Superintendent/Chief of Staff at the Christina School District in Delaware. Dan also worked for the Honorable Kent A. Jordan, United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and former United States Vice President Joseph R. Biden’s Delaware Senate Office. He was also Associate General Counsel for Corporation Service Company.


In addition to sitting on the Board of Directors for the Delaware Community Foundation, the Delaware Arts Consortium and the Delaware Arts Alliance, he is Board Chair Emeritus at the Delaware Humane Association and the Board President at the Delaware Theatre Company.


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