Dan serves as the Interim Special Advisor on Tribal Relations for the University where he provides outreach, communications, and strategic advice on matters involving the 22 Federally-recognized Tribes in Arizona and various Tribes across the country.
Dan began his career in Washington, D.C. representing the Navajo Nation before the Congress and the various federal agencies. He was a political appointee under President George H.W. Bush at the Department of the Interior. Later Dan was appointed by Senator John McCain as the Minority Staff Director of the United States Senate Committee on Indian Affairs where he worked on several pieces of landmark legislation, including the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, Indian Tax and Employment Incentives, and the Tribal Self-Governance Act.
In Arizona, Dan served as a Senior Vice President at Bank of America where he helped to establish the bank as the dominant financial institution serving Indian Country. He coordinated a team that was responsible for lending and syndicating loans totaling more than $13 billion dollars.
Dan graduated from Biola University with a B.S. in Business Administration. Dan is an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation.