Dan is an economist, planner, software developer, attorney, and educator. He served as City Manager for the City of Oakland and as Director of its Community and Economic Development Agency. Previously, Dan was a senior economist at the World Bank and a policy director for then Congressman Dellums. Dan also headed a regional development office for the Chilean government, taught at the University of Chile, and was a health researcher at Johns Hopkins.
Dan also spent many years in the private sector as President and CEO of two leading high tech video and computer graphic software companies.
Dan currently teaches at UC Berkeley’s Goldman School for Public Policy. He has a PhD in Regional Economics, Masters degrees in both City Planning and Public Health, and a B.A. in Economics, all from UC Berkeley. He also has a J.D. from Georgetown Law School and is a member of the California Bar.