About Petram Engagement
Culture Management and Talent Optimization
Petram is Latin for Bedrock and engagement refers to workplace or employee buy in to values and vision. Team members who are engaged are vigorous, determined, and absorbed in the work. They are the source of all the positive outcomes in your organization. What percentage would you assign to your workforce? According to Gallup, the U.S. percentage of engaged workers is 30%. Trust is a product of shared values and Psychological Security is the first value to be shared.
Dan’s twenty-six-year military service with the US Army culminated with command of the 1st Armored Division Artillery in Germany and Kosovo and as Director, Commander in Chief's Action Group, US Central Command. While on active duty, his commands included the 1st Armored Division Artillery, Deputy Commander, Task Force Falcon (Kosovo), 1st Battalion, 78th Field Artillery, and 9th Battalion, 1st Field Artillery.
Following his military service, Dan served as the Deputy Supervisor of Elections for Hillsborough County, FL, the 4th largest county in the State. There he was responsible for transitioning the office to electronic voting and inaugurating early voting. Through the creation of proactive voter outreach and education, voter turnout, and satisfaction increased. After this public service, Dan started his company, focused on providing strategic management services with a deep dive into understanding the National Security implications of energy.
Dan was then enlisted to provide internal support to the creation of culture and strategy at a fledgling public college attempting to break the paradigm in higher education. As the looming crisis of student debt confronted the country, his focus was to shape the higher education discussion around accessibility, attentiveness, and affordability.
Dan is also a noted expert in the area of energy security. His work in this area has been featured in Thomas Friedman's 2008 book Hot, Flat and Crowded and Amanda Little's Power Trip as well as the documentary Carbon Nation. He has been the principal author of the DOD Energy Blog, a commentary on the Department of Defense's efforts to attain energy security through energy efficiency, smart distribution and alternative/renewable energy.
Dan is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. He holds a Master's Degree in Systems Management from the University of Southern California, as well as a Masters of Arts in National Security and Strategic Planning from the US Naval War College. A lifelong learner, Dan continues his studies at the doctoral level in Organizational Leadership.
In addition to Dan, we have access to academic and practice subject matter experts to provide the services of which we are justifiably proud!