Daniel Summers, Jr, is the head cat at Summers.Solutions.
- a proven mentor and considerate leader, who uses humor and compassion to inspire teams to improve.
- excellent at translating complex concepts into practical examples, connecting theory to practice.
- well-regarded for his ability to help keep groups calm and focused during a crisis.
- able to spin quicker than a dreidel being held by a whirling dervish on a carousel in a tornado.
- trained in consensus-building and able to serve as a liaison between those with differing goals, often helping to find mutually-beneficial common ground.
- the Secretary of the Board of Directors for ATL Airport Area destination marketing organization, which represents the second largest convention center in Georgia, over 8,000 hotel rooms, and the businesses and communities surrounding the world’s busiest airport.
- on the national board of directors of the PR and Marketing Professional Network (PRAM) of the American Alliance of Museums.
- proud to have been Marketing Director at two of Atlanta’s best artistic organizations: Actor’s Express (2005-2008) & Center for Puppetry Arts (2008-2016).
Notable committees and regional projects:
- the Atlanta and Convention Bureau’s Atlanta Attraction Task Force (2008-2016)
- the national programming committee of the 2015 American Alliance of Museums Annual Meeting and local PRAM host
- the $14M Believe in Make Believe: a Campaign of Transformation expansion project at the Center for Puppetry Arts, which opened the Worlds of Puppetry Museum: home of the Jim Henson Collection
- the hugely successful Passport to Puppetry partnership between the GA Public Library Services and the Center for Puppetry Arts
- the College Park Cityfest 2012 planning committee
- the Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus: Music Advisory Committee (Tenor 1, 2015), Membership Committee (Social Chair, 2010-12), 2012 GALA Festival Committee (Co-Chair, 2011-2)
- planning committee of Puppets Take Atlanta & Beyond, a 2009 international puppetry festival co-presented by the Center for Puppetry Arts, the Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau, Puppeteers of America, the U.S. branch of Union International de la Marionette (UNIMA-USA), The Arts Council, Inc. (Gainesville), City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs, Fulton County Arts Council, Georgia Council for the Arts, Georgia Department of Economic Development, Georgia Tourism Foundation, Roswell Cultural Arts Center, Roswell Convention & Visitors Bureau, Southern Arts Federation, Southwest Arts Center, and the Woodruff Arts Center. This international festival of magic and wonder featured companies from Canada, Spain, France, the United States, and Puerto Rico performing and hosting workshops at five venues across metropolitan Atlanta.
- He likes to stay busy, if you hadn’t figured that out.