Giles Davidson and Daniel Waldmann

Giles Davidson’s career in Information Systems and Project Management has spanned 30 years, working for companies such as Verizon, MCI/Worldcom, and Discovery Communications, where he served as Director of the Project Management Office. Since retiring from his corporate career, he has focused on real estate investment and development along with his numerous philanthropic and volunteer activities.

Davidson spent more than 25 years in Washington, DC before moving to Dallas in 2010. Seeking to become more involved in educational issues, he became a member of the inaugural class of Leadership DISD (Dallas Independent School District). Davidson now serves on a number of local and national non-profit boards and committees, focusing his philanthropic work in the areas of education, mental health, and social justice. In 2017, he was recognized by the National Association of Corporate Directors with an Outstanding Non-Profit Director Award for his work with Social Venture Partners – Dallas. Davidson holds a BS in Journalism, Minor in Chemistry from West Virginia University, and an MBA from The George Washington University.

Dan Waldmann has been a leader in corporate government relations and communications for more than two decades, most recently serving as the Senior Vice President of Public Affairs at Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare, one of the nation’s largest healthcare companies. Dan’s tenure with Tenet began in June 2005. He first served as the company’s Vice President of Government Relations and was Tenet’s principal representative in Washington, D.C., before moving to Dallas in 2010.
Dan enjoys contributing to the efforts of numerous organizations involved with the arts, education and social justice in Dallas. He serves as a trustee of the Dallas Theater Center, on the governing board of Early Matters Dallas, as a member of the Dallas Citizens Council, and as a partner in Social Venture Partners of Dallas. He is a member of the Leadership Dallas Class of 2011. Dan and his husband, Giles Davidson, reside in Kessler Park.

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