Since October 2008, Dan Gerlach has served as president of the Golden LEAF Foundation. After working as a budget analyst for the New York State Assembly for five years, Gerlach spent seven years as the director of the NC Budget and Tax Center and seven years as the Senior Fiscal Advisor for Gov. Easley. Dan has served on over a dozen commissions on budget, tax, agriculture and economic development at the state & national level. He formerly served on the NC Network of Grantmakers Board of Directors and currently is actively involved in his church.
Dan holds an M.P.A. in state and local public finance from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University and bachelor’s degrees in economics and English from the University of Notre Dame. He has served as an adjunct instructor of public administration at UNC-Chapel Hill and NCSU.