Dan Hecker

Dan Hecker Dan Hecker is Principal of Jerold Panas, Linzy & Partners.

Dan brings 36 years of management, consulting, and financial development background to the firm. Dan gained this experience in a variety of senior executive posts. Much of his professional life before joining the firm was with the YMCA— the largest nonprofit in the country.

Dan was born in Wisconsin, grew up in northern New Jersey, and Pittsburgh, and spent the majority of his career in the South. Having lived in so many parts of the country, he finds himself totally comfortable wherever he works! He is equally effective working with both modest and substantial organizations. He has served as President and CEO of both during his career.

As CEO of the YMCA of Central Kentucky in Lexington, he led the Y’s efforts to raise $14 million during his tenure, adding two new branch Y’s and renovating the downtown Y.

Dan is extraordinarily versatile. He is proficient and effective in a number of critical organizational development disciplines. Each is of significant importance in a fundraising program.

He was Management Consultant for the YMCA of the USA for seven years. In that role, he was instrumental in guiding 32 Ys in their annual support, capital campaigns, and endowment development planning processes. He also has expertise in facilitating strategic planning.

Dan has a remarkable ability to transform volunteers into roaring advocates and successful campaigners. He finds great satisfaction in his ability to develop trusting and mutually-enjoyable relationships with his clients.

He is dedicated to excellence and nothing short of surpassing personal objectives and institutional goals. He brings high energy and passion to each project he is involved in. He invigorates and inspires all with whom he works.

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