Daniel T. Kildee
President and Chief Executive Officer (on leave)
Dan also has served as President of the Genesee Institute, a research and training institute focusing on Smart Growth, urban land reform, and land banking. Dan was a member of the Executive Committee of the National Vacant Properties Campaign; Community Progress is the successor to the Genesee Institute and the National Vacant Properties Campaign. Dan initiated the use of Michigan’s new tax foreclosure law as a tool for community development and neighborhood stabilization. He founded the Genesee Land Bank – Michigan’s first land bank, and a model for others around the nation – and serves as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. In 2007, Dan’s Land Bank program was named winner of the Harvard University/Fannie Mae Foundation Innovations in American Government Award for Affordable Housing. In 2009, Dan was named one of the “GOOD 100″ by the Los Angeles-based GOOD Magazine, recognizing him as one of "the most important, exciting, and innovative people, ideas, and projects making our world better."
Dan grew up in Flint, and was educated at the University of Michigan-Flint, Central Michigan University; he was a Fannie Mae Foundation Fellow at the Kennedy School at Harvard University in 2005. Dan and Jennifer Kildee have been married for 22 years and have three children: Ryan, Kenneth, and Katy.