President of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
Dan is building on Brady’s legacy of success with a goal of cutting gun deaths in half by 2025. Even prior to joining Brady in February 2012, Dan has been one of the foremost leaders in the gun violence prevention movement, having co-founded and directed the Center to Prevent Youth Violence (formerly PAX) after his brother was severely wounded in a shooting at the Empire State Building in February 1997. Through his leadership at CPYV, Dan created and implemented life-saving public health and safety programs, including the ASK Campaign and SPEAK UP program, which Brady continues today. Dan was a close friend of Jim and Sarah Brady who were role models for what passion, perseverance, and sustained public engagement can accomplish, and he is honored they entrusted him to carry their work into the future. A highly regarded, dynamic and engaging speaker, Dan has been a leading spokesman for the gun violence prevention movement including at the annual TED Talk conference and in regular appearances on local and national television. Previously, Dan had served as the youngest-ever partner at the JWT advertising agency, managing accounts such as Kodak, Lipton, and Warner Lambert. Dan launched his advertising career at Lintas after earning a B.S. in Psychology, with a minor in Economics, with honors, from Tulane University.