Daniel (Dan) Borschke is a Client Partner in Sterling Martin Associates’ Chicago office. Dan is responsible for developing and managing new client relationships in the association sector for the firm. Dan is an experienced association executive and thought leader with deep expertise in all facets of association work – international, fundraising, certification, foundation, governance, government relations, advocacy, and regulatory affairs. Dan has been a life-long advocate for associations and the work they accomplish.
Dan started his association career as President of the Dairy Council of Wisconsin and National Dairy Leadership Conference (DCW). During his 25-year tenure, this 501(c)(6) and its related 501(c)(3) organization grew into international organizations.
Dan was recruited to serve as the charter Executive Director of the American Lamb Board, a $3 million association serving the research and promotional needs of the sheep and sheep products industry. After establishing the ALB as a bona fide association, Dan was recruited to the National Association of Retail Marketing Services (NARMS) as President and CEO. Most recently, Dan has been serving as Executive Vice President of the National Association of Concessionaires, a Chicago-based international trade association serving 650 corporate operators and suppliers of the concession industry.
Dan earned both a BA and MA from Northeastern Illinois University. He is a Certified Association Executive and is an ASAE Fellow. He has played active volunteer and governance roles with the American Society of Association Executives, the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives, the Milwaukee County Zoological Society, and Saints Peter and Paul Elementary School. He recently was granted a Certificate in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion from the University of South Florida.
Dan is author of numerous articles and a book on job search and career transitions. He has worked directly with candidates in their transition and job searches and coaching individuals on their journey to the next level in their professional careers.