Dan provides strategic direction for all aspects of internal and external communications and marketing to support the Office of Administration and Planning (A&P) and its business units. He is responsible for A&P’s shared services marketing and communications group which works closely with University Communications and University Marketing. Dan serves as the primary media relations contact and as the lead for crisis communications for public safety, construction, real estate and transportation on campus. He is a member of the university's Parking Advisory Committe and the Emergency Operations Center (EOC).
Dan joined Ohio State in 2014 after careers as an award-winning journalist and Public Relations professional. Previously he worked at Columbus, Ohio based Paul Werth Associates and as a sports/anchor reporter in Lincoln, Neb. (KOLN-TV) and Lansing Mich. (WILX-TV). Dan earned his Bachelors in Journalism with a minor in Sports Studies from Ithaca College and values the importance of higher education.
Under Dan’s leadership, the communications team continues to enhance A&P’s online and digital presence, with a focus on storytelling through video, social media and media relations. He was awarded regional Emmys in 2017 and 2019 for his work on Ohio State's Surviving an Active Shooter and Surviving an Active Aggressor videos. You can follow A&P on Twitter (@OhioStateAP) or view monthly online features about the university’s support services.
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