Duane Dankesreiter is the Senior Vice President of Research and Innovation at the Dallas Regional Chamber.
Duane oversees the Research team, which is responsible for identifying, prioritizing and delivering information services and products needed to support the Chamber’s strategic priorities of economic development, the talent pipeline and talent attraction. Duane’s also leads the Chamber’s activities around supporting and growing the innovation ecosystem in DFW. In 2013, Duane and his team were a Grand Prize Winner in the American Chamber of Commerce Executives Awards for Communication Excellence competition. The prize recognized the Dallas Regional Chamber’s Economic Development Guide as the best chamber publication in the nation. More recently, Duane helped lead the launch of Dallas Innovates, a new online news site dedicated to telling the stories of innovation in Dallas-Fort Worth. The web site, dallasinnovates.com, launched in December 2015.
Duane joined the Chamber in August 2009. He was previously employed at the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) for fourteen years. There he led demographic and economic data research efforts and provided technical services to Agency departments, local governments, and the public.
He is a member of the Dallas Area Business Economists and the Council for Community and Economic Research. Duane also serves as a member of the Cedar Hill Economic Development Board.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Geography from Texas A&M University, and a Master of Public Affairs (M.P.A) degree from the University of Texas – Dallas.
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