Senior Advisor on Infrastructure and Energy
Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr.
Dan Carol is currently serving as the Senior Advisor for Infrastructure and Energy to Governor Jerry Brown of California where he focuses on accelerating innovative infrastructure project partnerships inside California, regionally and nationally. Before that, Dan served the Obama Administration as a member of the U.S. DOE State Energy Advisory Board and led efforts to create the West Coast Infrastructure Exchange, a 2015 winner of the Harvard Ash Center award for government innovation.
In addition to service in city and state government, Dan has also served as a U.S. Presidential Management Fellow, a member of the Clinton Global initiative, senior campaign advisor to the Clinton-Gore 1992 and Obama-Biden 2008 campaigns. Most recently, he also researched, published and taught at Georgetown University on government innovation and infrastructure finance.
Outside of government, Dan founded CTSG, a 70-person online civic engagement company and software company, which he sold in 2004 (BLKB: NASDAQ). He also co-founded two clean energy acceleration groups (The Apollo Alliance and the Clean Economy Network), and served as strategic advisor to the Wireless Data Forum, the first trade association for the mobile apps industry.
Dan has co-authored one book on collaboration (Special Area Management, Duke University Press), and is currently working on a new book on community innovation. He and his wife Joyce Berman reside in Washington, DC and have two grown children, Robin and Jack.Back to speakers