Dan Allen became the ninth and newest member of the GTL Board of Directors in April, 2017. He brings with him a wealth of board experience, currently serving on the Boards of Directors of the Chicago Building Congress, Choose DuPage (County Economic Development), and the Workers Compensation Research Institute. Dan is the Executive Director of the Construction Industry Service Organization (CISCO), which represents union contractors and skilled union workers in northeastern Illinois. Gateway participated in the CISCO Annual Luncheon in April, providing cookies for all attendees, and personally meeting and impressing the membership, including Mayor Rahm Emmanuel. An instant bond and partnership was formed, resulting in Gateway being selected as a benefactor of the upcoming CISCO charity golf outing to be held in September.
Dan’s board experience is upstaged only by his compassion for Gateway’s participants and their families. He has witnessed first-hand the challenges in caring for individuals with intellectual disabilities. He wants to ensure that Gateway continues to be the source of a safe environment where participants can experience the independence and the freedom that comes with learning new things.