Daniel Goetzel works at Columbia University where he leads an initiative to expand corporate partnership efforts across the institution. For the past year, he has run a multi-million dollar cybersecurity startup accelerator initiative in partnership with the New York City Economic Development Corporation and four New York City universities. Prior to that, he was the Inaugural Director of Innovation and Corporate Relations at Johns Hopkins University. He started his career working in senior roles for a governor, U.S. Senator, and presidential candidate.
Daniel is also the Co-Founder of Harvard’s Transition Term, a fellowship program that supports incoming Mayors, County Executives, and Governors as they transition from campaigning to governing. The program has worked with 21 elected officials and over 60 Havard graduate students in its first three years. During the 2020 presidential campaign, Daniel served on the Biden National Finance Committee and Economic Policy Working Group. Daniel received his MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School and his bachelor’s degree from Emory University.