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Adult Member Spotlight

Meet an Exceptional Member from One of Our Programs

Leadership Toledo’s many accomplishments are only possible through the dedication and hard work of its members. Once each quarter, we spotlight a former program member so you can get to know them a little better – their life outside Leadership Toledo, their goals, their thoughts, and what they've learned from their time in our programs.

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Dan Dower


How and when have you been involved with Leadership Toledo?

Class of 2015 graduate
Board Member since 2020, Treasurer and Executive Committee member

What was your favorite experience or takeaway from your involvement?

I loved the bus tour day.  But overall I greatly appreciated the variety of people I met in class, many personal and professional connections that are still valuable to me today.  That experience certainly ignited a stronger sense of understanding of our community, as well as a deeper pride and passion for being involved and making a difference. 

How do you personally define leadership?

Charting the course, modeling an example for others, being consistent, inspiring and helping others achieve their potential. 

What strategies or resources do you find useful in order to continue your leadership development?

Expose yourself to new things and new perspectives.  Soak in information and learn from others.  Get comfortable being uncomfortable. 

How do you stay active in your community?

Primarily through serving on several non-profit boards, including Leadership Toledo, and coaching a variety of youth sports.  Specifically The Miracle League of NW Ohio and Imagination Station are two great organizations I've worked closely with and are personally meaningful.  Additionally volunteering elsewhere, attending community functions, and leading quarterly community-service oriented team bonding activities with my commercial bank team at KeyBank. 

What's new since you first became involved with Leadership Toledo?

A few promotions professionally at KeyBank, including recently being named Regional Market President effective July 1.     

If you have questions about Leadership Toledo or our programs, we would love to connect with you!

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