About the Executive Director

Dan Gross, Executive Director

Dan Gross
Executive Director

Dan brings over 20 years of expertise in all facets of the event industry, both public and private.  He’s a problem solver with a proven ability to quickly size-up complex issues and devise necessary responses in rapid fashion. Dan began his career as special assistant to the then Senator John Kerry.  From there Dan went on to work on three Presidential campaigns, holding multiple positions during each.  He was entrusted to develop, manage and build the audience for the historic nominating speech of former President Barack Obama at the Denver Bronco’s football stadium.  From there, Dan spent a year working in the former President’s Administration, traveling across the United States and the world on behalf of the Administration.  Wanting to test his skills in the private sector, Dan spent the following few years working on behalf of multiple non-profits to fortune 500 companies.  After that, Dan was entrusted to oversee all of audience logistics of the 2013 Presidential Inauguration in Washington D.C.  There he directed a team of 50 staff on the audience outreach and logistical strategy, planning and execution for over well over 1,800,000 people attending all official inaugural events.  Over the past seven and a half years, Dan has held multiple positions in Mayor de Blasio’s Administration.  From Director of Strategic Planning and Development for Citywide Events to Deputy Communication’s Director in City Hall.  Dan possesses a wide breath of experience and has documented successes in orchestrating highly complex, high profile projects from inception to their ultimate successful conclusion. He’s committed to exceptionally high standards of quality, and takes unmistakable pride in both his work and profession. A native New Yorker with deep New York City roots, Dan is a graduate of the Marshall University.