Bio: Dan Reynolds is a native of Florida, whose family roots date back to the early 1800’s. He served in the U.S. Navy as a surgical technician during the early 1970’s.
After leaving the Navy, he attended the University of Florida, and spent two years of directed study in economics at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland. While in Poland, he witnessed the birth and rise of the Solidarity trade union movement. Dan is a journeyman carpenter and a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters. As a union carpenter he has engaged in construction job site organizing and brings a personal passion and commitment to our organization.
Accomplishments: Dan has dedicated his life to building a better community for us all. He serves on numerous boards including; Florida AFL-CIO Executive Council, National AFL-CIO President’s Advisory Council, The Broward County Housing and Finance Authority, Broward Workforce Development Board, and the Board of the Broward County United Way.
Qualifications: Dan’s qualifications read like a novel. Dan comes to the Presidency after having served as the elected Secretary-Treasurer of the National Federation of Public & Private Employees since 1994. His work with the Federation of Public Employees began in 1985. In addition to his involvement with the Federation, he is the President of the Broward County AFL-CIO. Delegates representing over fifty local union affiliates elected him to that position in 1995.
He has worked extensively with numerous unions, community, consumer and political organizations as a consultant in the areas of organizing, special projects, corporate investigation and legislative affairs. Most recently he served as the Executive Director for the Federation of Public Employees. Prior to that Dan worked for ten years as the Director of Political Action for the Broward Teachers Union.