Known as a perceptive communicator, trusted adviser and effective manager, Dan Weiller’s professional experience in New York State government includes top-level positions in the executive branch, Legislature and state Comptroller’s office. He has also worked in the New York City government and in the non-profit sector in the city and throughout New York State.
Dan has a knack for making complex legal and public policy matters approachable and understandable. Most recently, he revamped communications and media strategy for the 70,000-member New York State Bar Association (NYSBA), edited publications including the monthly NYSBA Journal, and wrote and edited materials for the association’s website.
Dan directed communications and media relations for the New York State Thruway Authority, where he helped lead efforts to provide historical and operational context and explain complicated technical aspects of the $4 billion project to build a replacement for the Tappan Zee Bridge. At the New York City Department of Juvenile Justice and statewide non-profit Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth, he created heartfelt communications that linked the realities of the lives of troubled children and their families with cogent explanations of agency policies and programs.
Dan’s work for the state Assembly and state Comptroller has given him a deep understanding of governmental, political and community issues throughout the state, from the state budget process to local concerns. As a top aide to some of the state’s most powerful leaders, he provided counsel and also helped to manage complex relationships with other elected officials and valued constituencies.
A lifelong New Yorker, Dan now resides in White Plains. He lived for many years in Kinderhook in Columbia County, near Albany, where he was a member of the town planning board and was active in civic affairs. He is a graduate of Tufts University, and has been an active alumni volunteer.
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