2011 Tillman Scholar

Dan Futrell

Chief Executive Officer

Dan Futrell, a 2011 Tillman Scholar, brings more than 15 years of cross-sector experience to the Pat Tillman Foundation. Upon graduating from Gonzaga University’s ROTC program, Dan served five years as a Ranger-qualified Infantry Officer as a platoon leader, company commander, and aide-de-camp. His most notable deployment was for 15 months with 3-2 Stryker Brigade in 2006-07, where he was awarded the Combat Infantryman’s Badge.

Post-military, Dan earned a Master’s in Public Policy from Harvard University in the third class of Tillman Scholars. Since then, he has served for six years as an elected official on the local school board, and has held executive roles in nonprofits and private companies alike. Dan now lives in Chicago with wife Giselle, his son, and a couple four-leggeds where he is training daily to improve his 2:48 marathon best.