Vice President & General Manager
A lifelong St. Louis Cardinals fan, Dan got his start with Cardinals Baseball by winning the Fox Sports TV contest, "Payin' Your Dues," in May of 2004.
Since joining the Springfield Cardinals prior to the inaugural season in 2005, Dan has gone from the last Account Executive hired all the way to Vice President/General Manager, with various sales and marketing positions along the way. As the second General Manager in team history, Dan's focus is two-fold: To make sure the Springfield Cardinals are advocates for a great community. And to do everything the organization can to help the St. Louis Cardinals win their next World Championship.
Dan has always, and will continue to, put a focus on being active in the community--both through new community relations programs with the Cardinals and serving a variety of organizations, including stints on the Boards for the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce, the Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Springfield Area Sports Commission and the Sertoma Club of Springfield.
A graduate of Springfield Catholic High School, Dan attended the University of Missouri-Columbia. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Minor in Psychology while also co-founding the student-operated designated driver program, STRIPES.
Dan and his wife, Heather, have been married since 2011. They have two wild boys, Andy and Tyson, who fill their life with laughter, excitement and living room wrestling. As Dan likes to say, “Our loud home is a happy home, and we wish the same for you.”
Random Fact 1:
Dan has done all of these things at Hammons Field: Got engaged; had his wedding rehearsal dinner; had two gender reveal parties; spent his oldest son's first, second, third, fourth, and sixth birthdays; had his high school reunion; celebrated his Dad’s 60th & 70th birthdays, his father-in-laws 60th birthday, his brother’s graduation and his nephew’s eighth birthday; and watched the Cardinals clinch the 2006 World Series.
Random Fact 2:
Dan enjoyed karaoke a little too much in his 20s, pointing out that he was an entertainer and not a singer. His wife begged him to stop in his 30s.