Daniel Krichbaum was appointed Director by the Michigan Civil Rights Commission in July 2010. Previously, Dan served as Governor Jennifer M. Granholm's Chief Operating Officer. In that position, he championed efforts to aggressively improve the state's economy, increase access to health care for all people, and ensure a high quality, highly educated workforce.
Before his work in state government, Dan served as President and CEO of the Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion for 11 years. He was also Executive Vice President at WTVS (Channel 56), Detroit's public television station. Dan also served as Director of Recreation and Parks for the City of Detroit and he was the minister of several churches in both New York and southeast Michigan.
His wealth of state government and private non-profit experience are enhanced by his educational background. Dan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the College of Wooster, a Master of Divinity Degree from Union Theological Seminary at Columbia University, a Masters of Philosophy of Education from Wayne State University and is an ordained United Methodist Minister. In 1976, Dan was awarded a Ph.D. in Philosophy of Education from Wayne State University.
His community service includes the United Way Community Impact Council, Greater Detroit Area Health Council Board of Directors, Michigan Interfaith Loan Fund Executive Committee and the SEMCOG (Southeast Michigan Council of Government) Board of Directors.
Dr. Krichbaum lives in Bingham Farms with his wife, Susan. He is the father of four grown children.