Dan has over 30 years of public sector experience, including 27 years in local government management in the Bay Area. After working in the city manager's offices of Sunnyvale and Belmont, he was appointed City Manager in Campbell in 2005. After six years there, he became City Manager of Mountain View, where he served until his retirement at the end of 2019. Dan helped lead Campbell through the Great Recession and in Mountain View worked on a number of complex land use partnerships and award winning long range planning documents. He also worked on statewide pension reform issues and regional transportation and affordable housing issues.
Dan has partnered with the Lane Center and Haas Center over the years on a number of programs and projects related to local government and served as the City Manager in Residence in 2018. He is a Bay Area native and received a BA in Economics and Political Science from U.C. Berkeley and a Master in Public Policy from Harvard University.