Dan serves as the Director of Public Affairs at the American Legislative Exchange Council. In this role, he directs the communications and outreach strategies of the organization and manages teams of highly effective operators. Dan is the host of the ALEC podcast, Across the States. He is the staff writer and editor for speeches, press releases, publications, op-eds and blogs. He also develops letters for targeted audiences, manages promotion, directs media relations and executes rapid response initiatives. He directs in-house and vendor design, print and mailing productions.
Before joining ALEC, he worked on political campaigns in his home state of Michigan. Previously, he worked at the non-profit TechFreedom, where he was a consultant on communication strategies and produced their podcast. These experiences provided him with a serious interest in the political process and a deep passion for the way innovation makes individuals’ lives better. A graduate of Hillsdale College, he majored in Political Economy and minored in Rhetoric and Public Address.
He currently resides in the Alexandria, Virginia area. When not debating obscure political topics and theories, you can find him listening to Jazz or Classical, or on his lawn grilling with his tried-and-true Weber grill.