EVP of Administration, Chief of Staff
As its Chief of Staff, Dan handles day to day operations of the MIG offices, overseeing the delivery of tenant services, lease administration, maintenance activities, and financial accountability. MIG’s focus on customer service, brand marketing, company growth, its service to the community, and philanthropy requires a consistent and educated approach in order to maximize the results. Using a diverse management style, capable of coordinating the varied aspects of the MIG workforce, Dan approaches his dual role as Executive Vice President of Administration with high regard toward exceptional teamwork and open communication. MIG’s ability to move forward while meeting its customer’s expectations are paramount in providing greater Dane County with one of its finest portfolios for Commercial Real Estate.
Dan came to MIG in 2011, following a 31-year career with the State of Wisconsin. He retired as the State’s Highway Safety Bureau Director, overseeing millions in federal and state grant funding directed toward improving transportation safety for the state’s many roadway users. Dan rose to the rank of State Highway Patrol Major, serving a dual role in leading a highly skilled, professional, and diverse law enforcement staff.
Major Dan served as Chairman of the State’s Traffic Safety Counsel for eight years and on the Board of Directors for the National Governor’s Highway Safety Association for more than six years. As Director, he provided national leadership in upgrades to traffic data, motorcycle safety, and effective countermeasures for high risk driver behaviors. He was a nationally recognized speaker on the integration of social marketing techniques together with contemporary federal and state legislation in driving behavioral attitude changes of at-risk highway-users.
An Army veteran, working at a military correctional facility and later as a military police officer for the 1st Division (The Big Red One) at Fort Riley, Kansas, Dan went on to obtain an Associate Degree in Law Enforcement Services at Northwestern Technical College, later continuing his studies at Cardinal Stritch University, earning a BA in Business Administration. He is also a graduate of the prestigious Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff & Command. He comes from a farm family of 10 brothers and sisters and currently lives in Madison. He is passionate about golf, loves to travel and enjoys long cross-country rides on his latest Harley-Davidson, having logged more than 100,000 miles in over 35 states and Canada
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