Dan Moulthrop took over leadership of the City Club of Cleveland in May 2013. An award winning journalist, Dan was co-founder of The Civic Commons (theciviccommons.com), a social media environment designed explicitly for civic conversation and deliberative dialogue, and the former host of 90.3 WCPN's Sound of Ideas.
As Curator of Conversation at The Civic Commons, Dan worked to promote “social media for civic good.” By using emerging technologies the team at Civic Commons successfully brought disparate communities together to make change. Dan helped to create a space where citizens could connect directly with public officials and experts to address community issues, brainstorm solutions and coordinate plans to implement change.
Dan is also the co-author, with Dave Eggers and Nínive Calegari, of the best selling book Teachers Have it Easy: The Big Sacrifices and Small Salaries of America's Teachers (The New Press, 2005), which provided the basis for the 2011 documentary "American Teacher."Dan is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism. He lives in Shaker Heights with his wife and three children.