For over a dozen years as a nonprofit executive, Dan Stoecker has provided leadership for refugee and immigrant causes, and to build more inclusive, equitable, welcoming and resilient communities. Prior to entering the civic sector in 2005, his professional background includes over 20 years of private sector business development and marketing management experience in the telecommunications and media industries with Fortune 50, INC. 100, small businesses and start-up ventures.
Dan’s community service appointments include Chair, Mayor’s Advisory Council on Immigrant and Refugee Affairs, where he led the team that established the City of Houston’s Annual Citizenship Week program serving as Founding Chair for 3 years. As Co-Chair, National Mass Care Council (Washington, DC), he provided leadership for participating stakeholders across government, private, civic and faith-based sectors to develop and gain approval for a “National Mass Care Strategy,” and a corollary plan for promoting local implementation throughout the nation.
Dan is a graduate of the International Studies program at the University of St. Thomas where he is a member of the Advisory Board for the Center for International Studies. He is a lifetime member of the Houston Committee on Foreign Relations, and currently serves as President of the United Nations Association in Houston. As an AmeriCorps VISTA alumnus, Dan encourages fellow citizens to engage in volunteer service activities to expand social justice and strengthen communities.