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"Thank you for making yesterday's retreat such a success. You definitely are the Master Facilitator!" John Hutar, CEO, San Mateo County Silicon Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau, 2020


  • Skilled facilitator of leadership development and strategic planning programs and retreats

  • Experienced at designing and facilitating both in-person and virtual meetings

  • Executive-level leader in the not-for-profit arena with experience in membership, association and destination research, planning, business development, and governance

  • Excellent public/media spokesperson and trained public speaker

  • Certified in training and development

  • Graduate, Institute for Organization Management (IOM)

  • Former Certified Association Executive (CAE)


Dan is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Stakeholder Officer of the San Francisco Travel Association (formerly the San Francisco Convention & Visitors Bureau). During his 15 years there, he:

  • led a major organizational change initiative 

  • developed a comprehensive restructure of the membership program 

  • oversaw the membership, board relations, public relations, community relations, and education functions

  • contributed governance and membership documents to the member resource center at ASAE - The Center for Association Leadership


Dan has served on the boards of directors of the California Travel Association, American Society for Training & Development Golden Gate Chapter, and Northern California Society of Association Executives, and chaired the Northern California Network of ASAE - The Center for Association Leadership. He served on the advisory boards of both the San Francisco State University and University of San Francisco hospitality management programs.


Dan is a graduate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Organization Management, the Coro Foundation City Focus program, and the U.C. Berkeley Extension Human Resources Training & Development Certificate program.



Dan speaks at the 2015 National Leadership Conference for the U.S. Bartenders' Guild in Providence, Rhode Island.
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