New Member - Dan Ross
     President Linda inducted Dan Ross as the newest member of Rockford Rotary at our February 10th meeting.  Dan was sponsored by Kathy Kwiat-Hess.  We would encourage our members to meet Dan at a future meeting or out in the community and welcome him to Rockford Rotary.
     Dan Ross became the third president in CFNIL’s 67-year history on July 1, 2020.
     Ross’s deep and relevant professional experience elevated him to the top of a pool of highly qualified candidates. With proven executive management skills, a demonstrated commitment to philanthropy and community engagement, and extensive leadership experience, he was selected following a search that was led by CFNIL’s Organizational Preparedness Committee.
     Ross has served as CFO of Fehr Graham since 2019. In that role he managed all the administrative functions for the firm, which employs over 150 people in ten offices across three states. Prior to this role, Ross was employed by Williams-Manny, Inc., for 14 years, achieving the title President and CFO. In this role he was responsible for all day-to-day and strategic activities of the company. 
     During his tenure the firm increased agency revenue by 100%, was recognized as the Best Overall Place to Work and Best Workplace Culture and undertook seven acquisitions.
     Ross has extensive community involvement and board service, including: Immediate Past Chairman – SwedishAmerican Health System; Vice Chairman – Rockford Chamber of Commerce; Past President – Discovery Center Museum and Financial Executives International. He was selected as one of Rockford’s 40 Leaders Under 40 by the Rockford Chamber of Commerce.
     A Rockford-area native, Ross received a BS in Finance from the University of Illinois and an MBA with Distinction in Strategic Management from DePaul University. He and his family reside in Rockton, Illinois.