Meet the Board
This month’s featured board member is also our newest board member. Dan Cox told me the running joke is he’s worked in every industry- and that’s not much of an exaggeration. Dan is a problem solver and a lifelong learner. We’re excited to have him as our VP of Membership.
Meet Dan Cox!
Dan currently works as a trainer for Gant Travel, which seems fitting given one of his favorite things to do is travel. He’s been to 43 of the 50 United States.
As a corporate travel trainer, Dan trains travel agents. He brings years of training experience and a robust understanding of instructional design and training technologies to his team.
Dan is the only member of his work team who wasn’t first a travel agent. Instead, Dan traversed a circuitous route to the corporate world. He told me he comes from a family of teachers, and as he moved through roles in the military, healthcare, and education he always found himself in informal instructional roles. When he eventually found himself in the corporate world, talent development was a natural fit, and he took the opportunity to earn a master's degree in Instructional design.
“What can I do to help?”
Dan has a vision and goal to increase the role of ATD in the state of Maine. He loves to have conversations and learn about what members want and need. He believes in being part of the solution.
Both rims of the Grand Canyon
When Dan joins meetings, you might catch a glimpse of his Zoom background image of Horseshoe Bend, just one of the many iconic locations he has visited. He has stood on both rims of the Grand Canyon, and recently, he got to take advantage of a work trip and traveled to Yosemite, Sequoia, and Kings Canyon National Parks.
When Dan talks about travel, you can hear the excitement in his voice. There’s no doubt his work aligns with his passions. Dan brings his appetite for exploration and his dedication to the Talent Development community of Maine to his new VP position, and we have no doubt that he will work to make our chapter even better.
If you’d like to connect with Dan, you can find him on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniel-cox-8343a978.