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Shaun Dallas Dance | President & CEO, The DDance Group | Washingto, DC

Shaun Dallas Dance, also known as Dallas, has an extensive career as an established and talented senior executive with a proven record of leading organizations. Dallas’s success is all thanks to his knack for solving challenging problems, formulating and achieving strategic goals, and delivering customer-focused results. 

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Today, Shaun Dallas Dance is the President and CEO of The DDance Group. The DDance Group focuses on leadership training, HR, strategic planning, marketing, communications, diversity and inclusion, and fundraising, among others. 

Throughout his extensive career, Dallas has mastered multiple impressive leadership qualities, such as team building, strategic planning, operations management, data and analytics, effective training, complex problem solving, cost containment, business development, diversity and inclusion, bottom-line optimization, and relationship management––just to name a few.

When it comes to business development, Shaun Dallas Dance launched a successful consulting organization. This outstanding organization provides advice on business and leadership across various topics with clients spanning the legal, financial, education, technology, technology, and education sectors. Relating to cost containment, Dallas was instrumental in taking a $500M budget that needed to be slashed by $50M and delivering more than $73M in savings. He was able to execute this incredible feat not only with no headcount reductions but with a 1% salary increase as well. 

As an established loyal and active member of his community, Shaun Dallas Dance has served as a member of the White House Commission on Educational Excellence for African-Americans. Dallas was also a member of the board of directors for multiple organizations, including the American Heart Association of Maryland, United Way of Central Maryland, Northwest Hospital, and the International Society for Technology in Education. He has also been a member of the Chamber of Commerce and the Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni Association.

Dallas’s hard work and achievements also earned him numerous awards and recognition. Some of these awards include the Top 30 Technologies, Transformers, and Trailblazers, from the Center for Digital Education; Maryland Innovator of the Year award from the Daily Record; and the National Community Builder award from the National Coalition for Technology. What’s more, Shaun Dallas Dance has also been named the Most Influential Marylander, the Most Admired CEO, and the Maryland Innovator of the Year award, all from the Daily Record. Under the Obama Administration, Shaun Dallas Dance was named a White House Champion of Change. Additionally, Shaun Dallas Dance was also named Alumni Start of the Year from Virginia Commonwealth University and presented with the Outstanding Alumnus Award from UNCF.

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Shaun Dallas Dance is a passionate and dedicated educator from Richmond, Virginia, who has served at multiple levels in the educational system and is passionate about student achievement, issues of equity, school reform, and career/life preparation for all students. He is also a published author with several books in the field, including “Deliberate Excellence: Three Fundamental Strategies that Drive Educational Leadership” and “Imploded You-Niverse.”

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