Dr. Brandon D. Daniels currently serves as the Performance Management Officer at the Department of General Services (DGS). Most recently he served in the Office of Performance Management, in the Executive Office of the Mayor. Dr. Daniels advised the Chief Performance Officer on the effectiveness of existing District Government performance management initiatives, infrastructure, programs, and policy and recommended improvement based on research of best practices and national standards and advises on cost-effectiveness and risks. He previously served as Associate Director for Policy Research and Strategy, at the American Council on Education, and Director of Special Programs at the Association of Governing Boards for Universities and Colleges. Dr. Daniels is currently a Professional Lecturer at Georgetown University, teaching courses in Program Evaluation, Research Methods and Quantitative Assessment. A native of Texas, Brandon enjoys cooking for his friends and being a rabid fan of the Dallas Cowboys. One of Brandon’s greatest passions is wine and to eventually become a sommelier – a wine steward. He is currently finishing coursework at the Capital Wine School, to become a Certified Specialist of Wine and receive his Level 4 Diploma through the Wine and Spirit Education Trust and Society of Wine Educators. Brandon earned his BA in English – Technical Communication from the University of North Texas; his M.S. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from The Florida State University; and his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis from The University of Wisconsin – Madison.