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, Focused Community Strategies (FCS), First Step Staffing, Mount Vernon Presbyterian School, Town Center Community Improvement District, Truly Living Well, Westside Future Fund and WonderRoot. Former clients have also included 100 Black Men of America, the Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Committee for Progress, The Atlanta Opera, Atlanta Police Foundation, Charis Community Housing, Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, The Children’s Museum of Atlanta, City of Sandy Springs, Cobb Community Foundation, Covenant House Georgia, Dad’s Garage Theatre Company, Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation, Metro Atlanta Arts Fund, Moving in the Spirit, New Hope Enterprises, PATH Foundation, Ron Clark Academy, and Earl Smith Strand Theatre.
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 of Whitefoord, 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, a program of Leadership Atlanta.
Dan and his family live in the Ormewood Park neighborhood of the City of Atlanta.