Duane Dankesreiter is the Senior Vice President of Research and Innovation at the Dallas Regional Chamber. He oversees the Research and Innovation team, which is responsible for identifying, prioritizing, and delivering information services and products needed to support the DRC’s strategic priorities in economic development, public policy, and member services.

Mr. Dankesreiter joined the DRC in August 2009. He was previously employed at the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) for 14 years. There he led demographic and economic data research efforts and provided technical services to Agency departments, local governments, and the public.

He is a member of the Dallas Area Business Economists and the Council for Community and Economic Research. Mr. Dankesreiter also serves as a member of the Cedar Hill Economic Development Board.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in geography from Texas A&M University, and a Master of Public Affairs (M.P.A) degree from the University of Texas – Dallas.