Dan has been a Board Member since 2005 and Chairperson of the 2013 and 2014 Hometown Heroes Committees. As the Chair of the Hometown Heroes Committee he has responsibility for, and involvement with, all aspects of this signature fundraising event including program content, speaker, honoree and site selection, sponsorship packaging and outreach, and VIP reception planning. Dan also serves as the event moderator and sets the general tone of the evening. During the months long planning process, Dan displayed superior leadership and strategic planning skills and was a resource and sounding board for the entire planning committee. Despite the challenges planning a large-scale event, Dan remained professional, humble and results-oriented. Because of his leadership, the 2014 Hometown Heroes event was a financial and public relations success and showcased the great work done daily by the American Red Cross and our community partners.