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Dan Nevez

Vice President, Executive Search LinkedIn

“I have been engaged in the nonprofit community as a professional and volunteer for my entire career. I understand the paramount importance of having the right leader and how each position is unique to an organization and its culture. I work effectively with my clients to understand, assess, and identify a broad slate of candidates to best meet their needs.”

About Dan Nevez

Dan Nevez has more than 30 years of professional experience in higher education, arts and cultural institutions, and retained executive search. As a search consultant, he has successfully placed more than 200 senior executives at regional and national nonprofits and associations. Dan’s extensive experience partnering with CEOs and boards, along with his extensive, diverse networks, enables him to help his clients find exceptional candidates that fit their unique needs.

Prior to joining Campbell & Company, Dan served as principal at a premier national executive search firm and eventually founded one of the nation’s first Latinx-owned nonprofit search firms. Prior to discovering his passion for search, Dan was a museum curator and socio-economic historian at an internationally recognized research center and museum at the University of Chicago. He has current and recent clients in California, Colorado, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington, D.C. region, and Washington State.

Dan received his master’s degree and completed his doctoral studies at the University of Chicago. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma, graduating with honors and elected Phi Beta Kappa. He is an active participant and frequent speaker on racial diversity and equity, philanthropy, performance metrics, and executive leadership at numerous national associations, including the Network of Nonprofit Search Consultants, where he has served as an Executive Committee Member, Effective Practices Committee Co-Chair, and Membership Committee Co-Chair.

Dan is a founding member of Campbell & Company’s DEIA (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access) Council. He is proud to be part of Campbell & Company’s Executive Search team, ranked one of the nation’s Top 10 search firms for women of color by Women of Color in Fundraising and Philanthropy (WOC)® two years in a row and one of the country’s best executive search firms for four years by Forbes Magazine.

Dan currently lives in Los Angeles with his partner and husband of 25 years, Gene Kang, an Emmy award-winning regional/international television news journalist for KTLA 5 News.

Areas of Expertise

Senior-level management and chief executive searches for mission-driven organizations, including arts and culture, educational, healthcare, and human service organizations; professional societies and associations. Specialty in diversity searches.

Recent Clients Served

  • Advocate Health Care
  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Anthropological Association
  • American Heart Association
  • Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities
  • Association of Fundraising Professionals
  • Association for Supply Chain Management
  • BRIDGE Housing
  • Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture
  • Center for Children & Youth Justice
  • Chadwick School
  • Clarke University
  • Feeding America
  • Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital
  • Frost Museum of Science
  • Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • Frost Museum of Science
  • Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
  • Native Arts and Culture Foundation
  • Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
  • San Diego Foundation
  • Seattle Foundation
  • Seattle Rep
  • University of Washington
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