Born in 1951 in Bridgeport, Texas and a lifelong resident of Fort Worth, Dan graduated from Texas Wesleyan University after earning an Honorable Discharge from the U.S. Air Force.

Dan was Administrative Assistant to Fort Worth Mayor Hugh Parmer initiating the first Council Assistance Program. When Parmer became State Senator, Dan joined his staff as District Manager and Legislative Assistant in Austin. It was during this time that Senator Parmer passed the resolution establishing the Texas Silver Haired Legislature. After Governor Mark White signed the resolution, Parmer assigned Dan to organize and help establish the orientation/training and the first TSHL session in the Texas House of Representatives.

During Governor Ann Richards’ term, Dan was appointed Chairman of the Texas Department on Aging, a position he held under Richards and Governor George Bush.

Dan was the Director of Government Affairs for Harris Methodist Health System (later Texas Health Resources) where he created the Healthy Aging Partnership.

Dan became the Executive Director of Fort Worth Opera managing the Company and producing Opera performances on the Bass Hall stage.

Since his retirement, Dan has focused community involvement and issues of older Texans.

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