When it comes to his role as Managing Director of The DMC Network, Dan brings enthusiasm, resourcefulness, and experience from all aspects of the destination management and hospitality industries.
From his years spent with Starwood Hotels & Resorts to his work with the Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau to his role as the Vice President and General Manager of Southwest Conference Planners, a DMC Network Company, Arizona's top destination management company, Dan knows how to lead a team that delivers experiences and events that attendees will appreciate and remember.
In addition to his work within the industry, Dan has also been an advocate and educator on the topic. As a past Faculty Associate at Arizona State University, he has helped students in the Tourism Development Management program build a strong foundation of knowledge. He has also been an active member of the Destination Marketing Association International and the Society of Incentive Travel Executives, even serving as that organization's Arizona Chapter President. He also served on the Financial & Insurance Conference Planners' Hospitality Advisory Board.
Dan holds a bachelor's degree in Hotel/Restaurant Management from Northern Arizona University and an MBA from Arizona State University. He lives in Phoenix with his wife (college sweetheart) who are the proud parents of two grown sons.