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Dan joined Marriott in 1981 at the age of 18, at the opening of the original Gaithersburg Marriott. He took two jobs to get full time hours, bussing tables in one restaurant and waiting tables in the other.

He graduated from The Robert H. Smith School of Business at The University of Maryland in 1985 and grew up through the Marriott system, working in Food and Beverage throughout Southern California and New York. He became a General Manager in 1999 before moving to The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company in 2002, serving as Area Vice President for the company’s Northeast hotels in New York and Boston and was a member of the company’s Corporate Steering Committee.

In 2009, Dan was named Vice President and Managing Director for EDITION. In collaboration with Ian Schrager, Dan developed the team, the culture, the platform and systems for this new brand and launched the first hotels. In 2011, he joined Morgans Hotel Group as Chief Operating Officer, leading the company widely credited for introducing the first boutique hotels to the world. He was most recently Executive Vice President for North America for Langham Hospitality Group and provided Operations support for the company’s hotels in China, Europe, Australia and the Middle East. In September 2015, Dan returned to EDITION as Senior Vice President and Managing Director

Dan has led openings and pre-opening activities throughout the United States and around the world, in London, Istanbul, Marrakech, Doha the Bahamas and Sanya, China. He is an Adjunct Professor at The Preston Robert Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism and Sports Marketing at New York University in the Masters Program. He serves on the Penn State School of Hospitality Management Industry Advisory Board. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Hotel Association of New York City and on the Tisch Center Advisory Board, as well as the Dean’s Advisory Council for the Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland.

In 2009, Dan was recognized by HSMAI as “Operations Executive of the Year.” In 2008, Luxury Travel Advisor Magazine named him “Top General Manager in the World.” In 2006, he was recognized by The Food and Beverage Association of America as “Hospitality

Professional of the Year.”

He has been married for 32 years to his wife, Jessica, and they are parents of three children, Ryan, Katie and Lauren and two grandchildren, Kaius and Summer Fay.


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