Senior Writer, Global
Dan Klotz has more than 20 years of communications and public affairs experience, and is an expert in leveraging publicity to help propel public policy campaigns. He has led communications efforts for the Pew Charitable Trusts and the American Cancer Society, and has also consulted for a wide variety of organizations and governments including Environmental Defense Fund, the Save Darfur Coalition, Human Rights First, the Onondaga Indian nation, and the Kingdom of Norway. He has handled communications for delegations attending international meetings on five continents and even public rallies in New York City’s Central Park and Washington D.C.’s National Mall. His placements highlighting the health and environmental impacts of industrial farm animal production include the opinion pages of the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Washington Post, even the cover of Time Magazine. These efforts helped establish the first-ever reporting requirements for human antibiotics used on farm animals and also boosted conservation funding in the U.S. Farm Bill. While working for the American Cancer Society, he led the communications campaign promoting the New York City Smoke-Free Workplace Act, orchestrating smoke-free happy hours and other publicity events and stunts. The historic legislation, once it became law, inspired numerous cities, states and countries to also go smoke-free. A native New Yorker, Dan received a B.A. in English from Cornell University. He blogs for NationalGeographic.com and enjoys hiking in the woods with his family.
Why I'm at Burness
I have dedicated my career to public service, to making the world a better place—and, in doing so, I’ve spent the past two decades handling communications and writing for non-governmental organizations across the U.S. and around the world. For me, working for Burness is a perfect fit.
Walking through the woods and taking pictures of anything and everything. These walks tend to be much longer than anticipated (“Daddy, can you please hurry up?”).
The Lord of the Rings—all three of them. But I’m no fan of the Peter Jackson movies, the Ralph Bakshi version is much better.