Who We Are
Dan Preister is a campaign director with Coxe Curry & Associates. His consulting experience includes conducting feasibility studies and development assessments and providing campaign direction and management for such clients as Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta Police Foundation, First Step Staffing, Mount Vernon Presbyterian School, Truly Living Well, Trust for Public Land, Westside Future Fund and WonderRoot. Former clients have also included 100 Black Men of America, the Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Birth Center, Atlanta Committee for Progress, The Atlanta Opera, Charis Community Housing, Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, The Children’s Museum of Atlanta, City of Sandy Springs, Ron Clark Academy ,Cobb Community Foundation, Covenant House Georgia, Dad’s Garage Theatre Company, Focused Community Strategies (FCS), Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation, Metro Atlanta Arts Fund, Moving in the Spirit, New Hope Enterprises, PATH Foundation, Earl Smith Strand Theatre and Town Center Community Improvement District.
Dan joined the firm in April 2001 as a research associate, providing clients with in-depth research on individuals, corporations and foundations and proactively identifying and processing intelligence on the Atlanta nonprofit/philanthropic community and potential donors. Shortly thereafter he was promoted to research manager, assuming more responsibility for analyzing and synthesizing information about funders, industry trends and business opportunities. He also helped to train and manage other members of the research department, helping them to successfully meet the needs of the firm’s consultants and clients. In 2006, Dan transitioned to campaign management and consulting, serving as an associate director.
Having served as a legislative intern in the Washington office of Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Dan’s interest in political science and research led to his obtaining a B.A. degree in Political Science and Sociology from Georgia State University.
Dan continues to be interested in a variety of community and civic issues, serving as a member of the Board of Directors and Treasurer of Whitefoord, the Arts Leaders of Metro Atlanta Class of 2014, and the MS Leadership Class of 2010. Dan is also a past participant of L.E.A.D. Atlanta, a program of Leadership Atlanta.
Dan and his family live in the Morningside neighborhood of the city of Atlanta.