Bio Box: NFIB President Donald A. "Dan" Danner
NAME: Donald A. "Dan" Danner
GREW UP IN: Middletown, Ohio
LIVES IN: Arlington, Va.
EDUCATION: B.S. in electrical engineering from Purdue University; MBA from Xavier University.
CAREER: Worked for Armco Inc., a steel manufacturer in Ohio, in sales, marketing and state and federal lobbying. Served in the White House Office of Public Liaison and as chief of staff to the Secretary of Commerce during the Reagan administration. Was vice president of federal relations at George Mason University before joining the NFIB in 1993. He became president of the NFIB in 2009.
FAMILY: Wife, Bekki, three grown children, Mike, Marshall and Laura.
HOBBIES: Golf, going to the beach, listening to singer Jimmy Buffett.
FAVORITE FIGURE IN BUSINESS: His son, Mike, co-owner of the Lost Dog Café, a chain of three restaurants in northern Virginia. "Watching my son and his partners start up and run multiple restaurants, seeing their challenges, joys and success up close is awesome. He is a true small business owner."