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Trustee

Dan Brody

Board Treasurer

"Meadville Lombard is thriving with its new educational model, attracting growing numbers of students. I am gratified to have the opportunity to apply my experience to help assure that MLTS continues to thrive."

Dan was elected twice by the delegates of the Unitarian Universalist Association General Assembly to serve on the UUA Board of Trustees in the position of Financial Advisor.  His service on the UUA Board ended in 2013. 

Dan has been a member of the First Unitarian Society in Newton, Massachusetts, for more than 20 years, and has served on the society’s Board of Investment and planned giving committee.

Dan has had a varied career in government, politics, nonprofit financial management, and urban planning. He is currently a consultant to Field First Strategies, which provides public engagement services to political campaigns and nonprofit organizations.  He has previously served as chief financial officer of a non-profit start-up, The Boston Museum, as chief financial officer for the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and as Deputy State Budget Director for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He has a bachelor's degree from Harvard, and a master's degree in city planning from the University of California at Berkeley.

A life-long interest in photography led Dan to create a website for The Newton Conservators, a local land trust. Dan is married to Julia Brody, who is Executive Director of Silent Spring Institute, a research organization that studies women’s health and the environment.  They have two grown children, a computer programmer and a high school choral music teacher.

What is meaningful to you in your work for MLTS?

"I live in the Boston metropolitan area, where two theological schools, Andover Newton and Episcopal, have recently succumbed to financial pressures that have necessitated their being absorbed by larger schools in different cities.  By contrast, Meadville Lombard is thriving with its new educational model, attracting growing numbers of students.  I am gratified to have the opportunity to apply my experience in higher education and UUA financial management to help assure that Meadville Lombard continues to thrive."