Dan is an 8th generation East Tennessean who graduated from the University of Tennessee, with an M.S. in Environmental Engineering and a B.S. in Agricultural Engineering with highest honors. Dan served as a naval officer in the U.S. Navy’s Nuclear Power Program, then applied his environmental and nuclear experience to engineering positions at the Oak Ridge National Lab, then private sector consulting. Dan has led several new business startups, including Strata-G, where he serves as the CEO of a team of approximately 100 technical professionals dedicated to a legacy of environmental and energy stewardship.
Dan received the 2007 Biosystems Engineering Distinguished Alumni Award and the 2011 Tennessee Veterans Business Association “Bravo Zulu” award for veteran spirit. Dan serves as President of the Board of the West Knox Utilities District and the Fairview Technology Center. He also serves on the board of the Tennessee Center for Research and Development, the East TN Historical Society, and is a member of the UTK Chancellor’s Associates.
Dan has served on KARM’s Board of Directors since 2007 and is currently its Chairman. He and his wife Patty met at UTK and have have been married since they graduated in 1985. They have two children, Sarah and Joshua; and are part of the Body of Fellowship Church.< Back to Leadership Page