Dan Ahern

Sr. Communications and Engagement Manager



Dan is a marketing professional with over 20 years of experience creating targeted communications for executives and global business. He is passionate about compelling marketing and creative storytelling in written, video and live, staged formats. Dan has helped CEOs and senior executives to conceive, produce, rehearse and deliver keynote presentations at conferences and employee, press and investor meetings. Large multi-national companies like Autodesk, ABB and Ellucian and small start-ups have relied on Dan’s expertise for marketing and internal employee communications. He has served as communications director for a successful political campaign and worked with both professional and non-professional lecturers, including John Cleese, Sir Ken Robinson, Dr. Louise Leakey, Jon Landau and more.

For many years, Dan has volunteered at the California Academy of Sciences to support communications, presentations, and fundraising for biodiversity research and the protection of Madagascar’s forests. In recognition of his contributions, a recently discovered species of Madagascar ant, Tetramorium aherni, was named in his honor.

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