Senior Consultant Emeritus
Currently serving as Shelby County Judge-Executive
A Louisville native and now a longtime resident of nearby Simpsonville, Dan worked as senior communications consultant to Guthrie/Mayes before taking a formal leave of absence to serve the people of Shelby County as their County Judge-Executive. He joined Guthrie/Mayes Public Relations in October 1998, following his retirement from Philip Morris U.S.A. where he was director of community relations. In that capacity, Dan was responsible for community relations and external communications for Philip Morris U.S.A.’s three manufacturing plants in Louisville, Richmond, Va., and Cabarrus County, N.C.
Previously, Dan served as regional director, government and community relations for Philip Morris in Louisville. Dan held a number of management posts both in Richmond and in Louisville.
Dan has long been prominent in civic, community and professional circles and is an acknowledged community leader. He is a former Board member of the Simpsonville Volunteer Fire Department, and a member of the Agribusiness Industry Network. He also has served as board member for Greater Louisville Inc., Board of Overseers for Bellarmine University, Governor’s School for the Arts, Kentucky Center for the Arts Foundation, and Operation Brightside. And he was on the board of the Kentucky Derby Festival for many years.
He attended Bellarmine University and Virginia Commonwealth University.