was appointed Director of Communications in 2005 and was Corporate Secretary from 2006 to 2013. Daniel leads all of the Foundation’s communications work, which is focused on the use of communications strategies to advance its program goals. During his tenure at Irvine, Daniel has lead the organization through a transition to digital and online communications, including an active presence on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, and a transformation of the Foundation website to create greater transparency about the Foundation’s work and impact.
Prior to joining the Foundation, Daniel served as Senior Vice President at Fenton, the largest public interest communications firm in the country. He has provided communications counsel to a wide range of foundations and nonprofit organizations, with a focus on strategy development, communications campaigns and communications training. He has extensive experience developing and executing communications and campaign strategies for the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Goldman Environmental Foundation and the California Council for the Humanities, among others. Prior to joining Fenton in 2000, Daniel served as National Media Director for the Sierra Club and as National Field Director for the U.S. Public Interest Research Group. Daniel holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California, Berkeley. He serves on the boards of directors of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition and the Communications Network.
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