DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF
Danny joined Supervisor Cox's office in May 2007, working on a wide array of issues before taking on his current role as Supervisor Cox's Health and Human Services policy advisor and Deputy Chief of Staff.
In his current position, Danny focuses on health care, mental health, senior issues, public safety, social services, affordable housing, economic development and homelessness; public policy areas that are of special interest to him. In addition to his policy work, Danny is the Supervisor's liaison to the cities of Chula Vista and National City, and to the San Diego communities of Downtown and Point Loma.
With Supervisor Cox’s recent election to a top leadership position at the National Association of Counties (NACo), Danny serves as his liaison to this national organization as well as to the California Association of Counties (CSAC). He staffs the Supervisor on the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority, and represents him as a liaison to the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation and San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce. In addition, Danny administers the District 1 internship program.
Before joining the Supervisor's office, Danny worked as a Special Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer of Seattle City Light – one of the largest municipally-owned power utilities in the United States. He served in this capacity as a National Urban Fellow; a highly competitive graduate program that combines academic coursework with an executive mentorship. Prior to the National Urban Fellows, Danny spent seven years working in the corporate world of sales, marketing and management for IBM and the Xerox Corporation.
Danny holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Rockhurst Jesuit University and a Master of Public Administration from the City University of New York – Baruch College. He hails from Kansas City, Missouri and is a devout fan of the Kansas City Royals and Kansas City Chiefs.