Vice President for Strategic Services
Daniel Silverman was appointed Vice President for Strategic Services in January 2015, a role that includes oversight of four departments: communications, learning & assessment, talent, and technology. He served as Director of Communications from 2005-2014 and continues to serve as Corporate Secretary.
Daniel created and leads implementation of Strategic Services, a new business model that integrates the Strategic Services departments with program strategies and grantee supports. As Director of Communications, Daniel integrated and aligned the organization’s communications and grantmaking strategies, led the transition to digital communications, and transformed the Foundation website to create greater transparency about Irvine’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 provided communications counsel to a wide range of foundations and nonprofit organizations, with a focus on strategy development, communications campaigns, and communications training. Clients included the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Goldman Environmental Foundation, and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Wangari Maathai.
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.
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