Seeking to reground American foreign policy in the wake of the Iraq War, Dan joined J Street as Vice President of Political Affairs in 2009, and oversaw the development of the nation’s largest pro-Israel political action committee. In this role, he worked closely with federal officials and congressional candidates on Middle East policy. Since 2013, Dan has served on the J Street board, and in 2017 Dan received the organization’s Tzedek V’Shalom award, honoring his leadership on behalf of Middle East peace.
Dan grew up in a family that emphasized being active in the community. His civic involvements have included serving on the boards of Columbia-St. Mary’s Foundation, the COA Youth and Family Center Board, and the Wisconsin Historical Society Foundation.
Dan is a 1987 graduate of Brown University and holds a law degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master’s in history from UW-Milwaukee. A resident of Mequon, Dan has been married to his wife Stacey for 27 years, and they have three children, Samantha, Ben, and Adam.