Retired, World Resources Institute (WRI)
Before his retirement, Dan was director of international cooperation at the World Resources Institute (WRI). His principal role was to secure long-term funding relationships with bilateral and multilateral agencies around the world. Previously, he was director of WRI’s information program supporting the development and use of state-of-environment reporting, data and indicators, ecosystem assessments, and information policies. He worked closely with a number of public and private African institutions to strengthen their use of geospatial information in development planning. From 1970 to 1975, Dan worked for the US Office of Management and Budget, where he helped to develop the first set of social indicators for the federal government; from 1976 to 1981 he worked at the president’s Council on Environmental Quality; during which time he developed its initial report on environmental conditions and trends. Dan graduated from Northwestern University in 1963 with a degree in biology and received a master’s degree in international relations and economics from Columbia University in 1968. He served in the Peace Corps in Malacca, Malaysia.