about dan

Dan Goldes is a consultant, trainer, and facilitator in the areas of leadership, membership, and strategic planning. His clients include trade associations and professional societies, hospitality-related businesses, and local governments. He spent 15 years with the San Francisco Travel Association (formerly the San Francisco Convention & Visitors Bureau), most recently as Executive Vice President & Chief Stakeholder Officer leading a major organizational change initiative. Dan is also a well-known San Francisco documentary filmmaker.

Dan's Client Overview:

Bay Area Air Quality Management District, CFA Society – San Francisco, California Association of Health Services at Home, California Historic Route 66 Association, California Society of Addiction Medicine, CoreNet Global commercial real estate association, Destination Lancaster, Destination Analysts, Fisherman’s and Seamen’s Memorial Chapel at Fisherman’s Wharf, Lamorinda Village, a non-profit dedicated to helping seniors age in their homes, Moscone Expansion District, a tourism business improvement district, NAIOP San Francisco Bay Area Chapter, North of Market/Tenderloin Community Benefit District, PIER 39, San Francisco Business Improvement District Consortium, San Francisco Department of Public Works, San Francisco Film Commission, San Francisco Tourism Improvement District, San Francisco Travel Association, Structural Engineers Association of California, Union Square Business Improvement District, United States Bartenders’ Guild, Yountville Chamber of Commerce


  • Chair of the Citizens Advisory Committee of Grants for the Arts, San Francisco's pioneering municipal arts funding organization
  • Board of Directors for the Northern California Society of Association Executives
  • Founding Board Member for the Yerba Buena Community Benefit District
  • San Francisco State University advisory board

  • Board of Directors for the California Travel Association
  • Board of Directors for the American Society for Training & Development Golden Gate Chapter
  • Chaired the Northern California Network of ASAE - The Center for Association Leadership
  • University of San Francisco's Hospitality Management Program advisory board

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