Dan Gerlach

Since October 2008, Dan Gerlach has served as president of the Golden LEAF Foundation. Gerlach has previously served as a legislative budget analyst, nonprofit policy director and senior advisor to the Governor. Gerlach 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.

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Investing in community colleges to transform rural North Carolina

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