About Dan

There are a lot of initials that could go after Dan’s name; BA (economics/Brown), JD (Northwestern), MBA (finance/Kellogg), but Dan will tell you that the most important letters that describe him are Dad.

Dan’s career took an uncharted turn when he left the practice of law to stay home with the couple’s young children. Since then he’s thoroughly immersed himself in the Highland Park community where he and his wife Mary settled nearly 20 years ago.

Recent work includes serving on the Reconfiguration 2.0 Team, co-chairing the finance committee and chairing Highland Park High School Advisory group, a joint appointment from the City of Highland Park and District 113.

Education

Brown University, 1987, A.B. Economics & International Relations, magna cum laude

Northwestern University School of Law, 1995, J.D., cum laude, (Order of the Coif)

J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, 1995, M.M. (Finance) with distinction

Employment Experience

1987-1991Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company, New York, New York, Corporate Lending, Officer (specialized in secured leveraged financing to the media and entertainment industry)

1995-1997 – Mayer, Brown & Platt, Chicago, Illinois, Finance Attorney (specialized in secured corporate lending, leveraged buyouts and asset securitization)

Volunteer Work

2016 – Present – Member of Reconfiguration Team 2.0, Co-Chair of the Finance Committee

2015 – Present – Chair, Highland Park High School Advisory Group (Joint District 113/City of Highland Park appointment)

2012 – 2013 – Co-chair, CLEAR 113, the District 113 pro-referendum advocacy group (Community Leaders Educating & Advocating for the Referendum in 113)

2013 – 2016 – HPHS Bandstand (Band parent organization) – Executive Board Member (Communications)

2009 – 2010 –  District 112 Action Team #1 – Curriculum (part of Strategic Planning process).

2005 – 2008 – Treasurer, Lincoln School PTA, (member of Executive Board & ran Science Night/Science Fair for many years)

2013 – 2015 – Science Olympiad Coach (Rocks & Minerals/Fossils), North Shore Country Day School

2007 – 2016 – Sunday School Teacher (1st & 2nd grade), Highland Park Presbyterian Church

2002 – 2005 – Treasurer, Trinity Church, Highland Park

2000 – 2002 – Vestry (Board of Directors), Trinity Church, Highland

1999 – 2001 – Habitat for Humanity, Lake County, Illinois Finance Board (led first mortgage-backed securitization, raising over $100,000)