Dan got his start as an organizer for Ned Lamont’s gubernatorial campaign where he learned the daily rigors of face-to-face messaging. Following the primary, he took his experience to Delaware, as a regional field director for Chris Coons as part of a team that secured one of the few Democratic victories in 2010.
Dan joined the Obama Reelection Campaign in 2011 and served as Regional Field Director. Dan devised and implemented strategy for the Philadelphia suburbs, which Politico described as “the nation’s bellwether” and earned him a spot on PoliticsPa’s “30 under 30” list. During his time with the campaign, Dan cut his management teeth overseeing a staff of 13 spread over half a dozen offices, the largest staff in the state. In addition, he served as the Jewish Outreach Director for Southeastern Pennsylvania, organizing dozens of events across the region including over 1200 attendees to a panel of local elected officials and headlined by DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
Since opening Themis Strategies, Dan has sought to bring professional management services to races that are typically priced out of experienced talent. Serving initially as fulltime management talent, Dan ran both an effective citywide campaign in Philadelphia, and the only targeted flip district in New Jersey in 2013. Both races were praised not only for their shrewd tactics, but also for turning typically uncompetitive and underfunded races into strong campaigns that helped changed the narrative of the cycles.
Since, Dan has taken on a number of clients in competitive races in Pennsylvania and New York, as well as serving as the Targeting Director for an Arlington based Direct Mail Firm. Dan has brought a higher standard for both data collection and analysis and has been credited for running some of the strongest field campaigns in the state. At both the direct mail firm and for his candidates, Dan has used the power of data to not only increase the power of the message, but save campaigns money by increasing efficiency and eliminating unnecessary overhead.
Dan serves as the Deputy Regional Director, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, for J Street a Pro-Israel, Pro-Peace advocacy group.
A graduate of the University of Rochester, Dan is a former fellow of the New Leaders Council and now serves as a trainer and executive board member of the Philadelphia Chapter, his hometown, where he currently resides.