Dan Wagner

Former Chief Analytics Officer, Obama for America

Dan Wagner
Dan Wagner served as the Chief Analytics Officer for the 2012 Obama Presidential campaign. In this position, he oversaw a 54-person team of analysts, engineers and organizers that provided analytics and analytics technologies for voter contact, digital, paid media, fundraising, communications, and campaign strategy. The department’s work has been highlighted in Time Magazine, Technology Review, Bloomberg, Harper’s and other outlets.

Previously, Dan served as the National Targeting Director for the Democratic National Committee where he oversaw the committee’s microtargeting and predictive analytics for the 2010 midterm elections.

Dan started in politics on the 2008 Obama campaign as the Deputy Voter File Manager in Iowa, then worked as a senior Data and Targeting Director in three Primary states. During the 2008 general election he worked as the Great Lakes Targeting Director in campaign headquarters and eventually oversaw national Get out the Vote (GOTV) Targeting efforts.

Previous to the campaign, Dan worked as a consultant in the FTI Consulting Economics Practice. He graduated from the University of Chicago with a degree in Economics and Public Policy.

Dan lives in Chicago, Illinois.

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