Daniel Conner, Chief of Staff
Daniel Conner is the Chief of Staff of the Department of Energy and Environment and is responsible for agency oversight and management of over 450 employees. Daniel has a breadth of experience at local, national, and international levels; he has two terms of legislative experience working for then Councilmember Tommy Wells, was a Field Director for President Barack Obama’s first campaign, as well as other mayoral and legislature campaigns. Most recently, Daniel has been a key player for DC’s involvement in C40, manages international relations for the agency, organized an international delegation to Brussels and Copenhagen, the creation and implementation of the DC Green Bank, and managing external stakeholders and intergovernmental affairs for various environmental issues for the District. His office is responsible for performance management, overseeing complicated development related matters, application and management of stimulus dollars, and driving Kingman Island environmental education opportunities.
Beyond any professional accomplishments, Daniel’s real skill is his ability to connect people together to reach a common goal and produce results. Daniel began his career in DC in 2005 when he moved from Alabama to complete an internship for his graduate degree. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from Auburn University (War Eagle!) and a Master's Degree in Social Work with a concentration in Public Policy from the University of Alabama. He lives on Capitol Hill with his wife Melissa, his daughter Lola, his son Ramsey, and their pit-bull rescue dog, Gus. Daniel and his family enjoy recreating outdoors, especially on the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers, and experiencing the amazing food and music scene in DC.