A Conversation With Daniel McGill
Dan was raised as an Air Force brat and has spent most of his life living between different places around California’s coastlines.
Robert is a health care attorney specializing in post-acute and long-term services providers, medical practices, start-ups and utility matters in state and federal court.
Early Life and Education
Daniel began his scientific education during his early thirties at Stanford University and the University of Oregon. Additionally, he interned at Paul Allen’s think-tank Interval Research as well as at Douglas Research Centre.
His research on private pensions led to reforms introduced through the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, while also serving on several university and civil society boards.
After Melanie died, Dan established the Dan and Melanie McGill Scholarship program at Maryville College in 2010. This endowed scholarship awards scholarships to five incoming first-year students each year covering tuition and fees for an entire academic year. Dan has also conducted workshops for musical theatre writers as well as teens from Blackfoot Nation communities in Southern Alberta.
He was an in-demand speaker on risk management, corporate finance and foreign investment matters. Furthermore, he worked extensively in the utility sector representing both public and private utilities in diverse transactions such as acquisitions, wholesale power contracts (electricity/gas/water purchase and sale contracts), project financings/private placements/other forms of financing arrangements etc.
In the semifinals, he raced Gary Weiland and powered through most of the course with ease, only faltering at Sideways but managing to sneak by when Weiland timed out on Beehive; moving him one step closer to reaching his sixth consecutive national finals appearance.
He then competed against Kid Owhadi on the Power Tower for a student vs. masters competition; both competitors were neck-and-neck until Owhadi outwitted him by just fractions of a second.
Achievement and Honors
Daniel McGill has served on numerous university boards and committees over his career. These included membership on the boards for Centre hospitalier de l’Universite de Montreal, Montreal Clinical Research Institute, and Interuniversity Research Knowledge Network.
He is an esteemed ninja athlete, competing on ANW11. He stands out among competitors by becoming one of the few to complete both Mega Wall and Speed Pass/Safety Pass simultaneously in city finals competitions, winning twice Student Vs Master competition on Power Tower.
McGill plans on using his business experience and skillset to further land conservation, environmental justice and climate change mitigation efforts. He would like to direct capital to projects in these fields that may need capital investments.
McGill is an outspoken supporter of the Republican Party and has provided narration services for several of Donald Trump’s campaign commercials. Additionally, he has made a name for himself as an established singer/songwriter; having written music and lyrics for several Broadway productions including The Lion King and its original version “The Boy from Oz”.
He is the proud father of Ariel and Lissie. In addition, he is a loving brother to Patricia Muscio of Santa Maria, Bridgid and Edward Philipps from Greensboro and Kerry Kennedy from Laurinburg.
McGill is actively involved in numerous charities beyond acting; he serves as board member of both the New York City Police Foundation and The Children’s Aid Society; additionally, he sits as an advisory council member of National Council on Disability.
Daniel recently appeared on CHD TV to address various pressing concerns, like artificial intelligence; the CIA’s effort to infiltrate American media during the 1950s; pharmaceutical ads on television; Google’s connections to military organizations and brain chips among many other issues.
“He is an avid supporter of the Republican Party and recently voiced a series of commercials supporting Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. Additionally, he appeared as Yankees manager Ralph Houk in Billy Crystal’s 2001 movie 61* as well as Det. Vince Korsak on Rizzoli & Isles.”
He married Gloria Lee in 1994 but did not have any children together. McGill prefers keeping his personal and love life private and does not share details of any romantic relationships publicly.