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 Committee for Progress, Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, The Children’s Museum of Atlanta, Dad’s Garage Theatre Company, Historic Mims Park, and PATH Foundation. Former clients have also included 100 Black Men of America, the Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership, The Atlanta Opera, Atlanta Police Foundation, Charis Community Housing, Cobb Community Foundation, Covenant House Georgia, FCS Urban Ministries, Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation, Georgia Public Broadcasting, Jekyll Island Foundation, Metro Atlanta Arts Fund, New Hope Enterprises, Ron Clark Academy, Sustainable Atlanta, True Colors Theatre Company and Truly Living Well.
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. He was a recipient of the William C. and Loula Nixon Cantrell Scholarship.
Dan continues to be interested in a variety of community and civic issues, serving as a member of the Arts Leaders of Metro Atlanta Class of 2014, the MS Leadership Class of 2010, volunteer of South Atlantans for Neighborhood Development and United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta, and former board member of SouthStar Community Development Corporation. In 2007, Dan was selected as a member of L.E.A.D. Atlanta, an initiative for young professionals sponsored by Leadership Atlanta.
Dan and his family live in the Ormewood Park neighborhood of the City of Atlanta.