St. John's West
Minister of Environment and Conservation
Tel: (709) 729-2577
Environment and Conservation
Phone: (709) 729-5869
Dan was raised in Gander and moved to St. John's to pursue his post secondary education. He attended Memorial University of Newfoundland earning a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with minors in History and English. While at Memorial, Dan served as Executive Vice-President and later President of Memorial University's Council of the Student's Union.
Following his university studies Dan joined Molson Canada where he worked in Sales and Marketing for 25 years, including 10 years as Regional Sales Manager for Newfoundland and Labrador.
As a business leader Dan served on numerous volunteer boards and committees in the community. Dan is also a past coach in the St. John's Caps Minor Hockey Association as well a member of the St. John's Elk's.
Dan was elected to the House of Assembly in the October 11, 2011 general election. On October 24, 2012, he was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Advanced Education and Skills (Apprenticeship and Labour Market). Dan has lived in the District of St. John's West for over 20 years with his wife Valerie and their three children.
On October 9, 2013, Dan was appointed as Minister of Service NL, Minister Responsible for the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission, Minister Responsible for the Office of the Chief Information Officer, and Minister Responsible for the Government Purchasing Agency.