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Dan Varner

CEO, Excellent Schools Detroit

Dan Varner-editDan Varner is the CEO at Excellent Schools Detroit, a coalition of philanthropists, educators, civic organizations and community-based organizations working to ensure that every Detroit student receives an excellent education by 2020, and serves as a board member for a number of organizations including: Detroit Regional Chamber Foundation, Connect Ed, Detroit PAL and the ACLU of Michigan.

Prior to joining Excellent Schools Detroit, Varner worked as a program officer at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation on both the Michigan and Education and Learning teams. He is also the cofounder and former CEO of a nationally-recognized, award-winning youth development organization called Think Detroit.