A native of Brockton, I graduated from Northeastern University (NU) with a degree in Political Science. During my time at NU I participated in the co-operative working program which led to my first job as the Government Affairs Specialist at MassDevelopment, the states Economic Development Agency. I was selected by the CEO & the Director of Government Affairs to manage a team of ten Town Administrators overseeing the development of a regional procurement program. I also had the unique opportunity to travel throughout our Commonwealth to meet with elected officials, business leaders, and other governmental organizations with the goal of strengthening our economic vitality.
During my time working for the Commonwealth, I also co-founded Strike Out Cancer, an all volunteer non-profit organization that provides patient aide to those fighting cancer. Strike Out Cancer is the family member, the friend, the neighbor to dozens of people living with cancer. We are there with our arm around people when they need transportation to treatment, lodging because they are travelling far from home for medical care, medication not covered by health insurance or a ticket to a ballgame, dinner or a movie.
As a student at Northeastern University, a majority of my studies focused on environmental policy – specifically the remediation of “Brownfields to Brightfields.” Over a seven year period, I was fortunate to study the development of the “Brockton Brightfield” as a student and later contribute to the projects development working for both MassDevelopment and later Landerholm Electric the company responsible for its construction, operation, and maintenance.
My time with Landerholm Electric was an invaluable experience as I served multiple roles ranging from estimating and project management to operations, marketing, and business development. During this time I also served as President of a boutique Solar Development firm whose principle ownership assisted with the development of the Brockton Brightfield. In 2010, I was invited to join a small group of business leaders from around the country to meet with elected officials and staff regarding energy policy in Washington D.C. The delegation emphasized the importance of comprehensive clean energy legislation to create jobs, unleash investment, reduce our dependence on foreign oil, and improve energy efficiency.
In 2011, I joined Siemens as an Energy Executive in a role that allows me to serve both State and Municipal Government as well as Universities, Schools, & Hospitals throughout the Northeast.
I'm confident my experience in both the private/public sector will bring value to the Board of Selectmen, the Town Administrator, and all those in our community that have guided our town in a positive direction. As with any effective organization, communication is the key to success and we must continue listen to one another, respect one another, and work together to develop common sense approaches to the challenges we face.
Dan is an experienced energy sector professional with over 10 years experience in project development in both the public and private sectors.
Northeastern University Bachelor of Arts
Dan serves as Liaison to Siemens, Massachusetts Business Roundtable 2011-Present
The Massachusetts Business Roundtable is a member-driven, public policy organization of CEOs and leading executives working to strengthen the state’s long-term economic vitality with the goal to make Massachusetts a better place to do business. MBR’s mission is to strengthen the state’s economic vitality, with the goal of making Massachusetts a highly-desirable place to do business. MBR engages with both public and private leaders to provide the strategic thinking of its members to develop and influence public policy that will strengthen the long term health of the Massachusetts economy.
Founding Director, Strike Out Cancer, 2000 – Present
Strike Out Cancer (SOC) organizes fundraisers called Strike Out Cancer Days at baseball parks across the United States to support families facing cancer. Everyone has been touched by cancer in some way. SOC was created to help people living with cancer and their families face this disease, raise awareness and create events where people can enjoy a day of fun with family and friends at the ballpark.
Energy and Environmental Policy Committee
his committee formulates policy for the association in the following areas: water quality, water supply, air quality, solid waste, hazardous waste, wetlands, coastal areas, wastewater treatment, renewable energy and energy conservation.
Colin Angle, Founder of iRobot, taking the Massachusetts Business Roundtables STEM Task Force for a tour of its Belmont, MA Headquarters with Secretary of Education Matthew Malone in February