Prior to joining the IDB in 1980, Dan worked in national and state level political campaigns and held various positions in state governments, including the Illinois Comptroller's Office and Illinois Department of Aging in the mid-1970s as well as the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Dan attended Sarah Lawrence College in the late '60s and graduated from Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois in 1975, majoring in American Studies. Dan was born and raised in Highland Park, Illinois; is married to Veronica Martin and has two children; and they live in Bethesda.
At the IDB, Dan received special recognition for his work in a variety of areas, including the Outstanding Leadership Award for advocating and organizing efforts to focus attention on Afro-Descendents and Indigenous Peoples in the Americas. He served for many years on the senior level Environmental Committee, which reviewed the environmental impact of development projects. He was the official liaison between the IDB and the AFL-CIO and its Latin American and Caribbean affiliates. He received special training at the JFK School of Government, Harvard University, in their Program for Senior Managers in Government. Dan is an effective writer and public speaker.
Dan is greatly enthusiastic about joining the Board of Directors of Encore and looks forward to participating in efforts to build on the enviable success of Encore to help insure a sustainable future.