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Dan Hartman, executive director of the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC), will present to the community as part of the 2021-22 Sandbulte Center for Ethical Leadership Speaker Series.

Named for retired chairman CEO of Minnesota Power Sandy Sandbulte, the speaker series is dedicated to fostering a robust discussion of ethics and their application in the Duluth community. This year’s series focuses on executives and entrepreneurs.

Hartman was announced as the DECC’s new executive director in May 2021 but his connection to the entertainment organization dates back to 2006 when he helped lead the UMD student campaign to build Amsoil Arena.

“Dan is sure to have some depth and breadth to share in his ethical leadership experiences having led the campaign to build the DECC as a senior in college and now moving into a key leadership role there,” said Dr. Melissa Goodson, director of the Sandbulte Center. “Many of our student-athletes attend the speaker series and are familiar with the impact the DECC has made on the community.”

Prior to joining the DECC, Hartman served as director of Glensheen Mansion for eight years. During his tenure, he was instrumental in rebranding the museum and increasing both visitorship and community relevance.

“Since my family relocated to Duluth from the Twin Cities just before the pandemic, our experiences with outdoor events at Glensheen became a highlight for us,” Goodson said. “Under Dan’s leadership, the team created a unique experience for locals and tourists. Our marketing students see Glensheen case studies as examples of creating a robust community.”

Hartman’s presentation will be offered via Zoom on Thursday, Feb. 17 at noon. Free and open the public; students are asked to pre-register at Sandbulte Center for Ethical Leadership Feb. 17, 2022 — Daniel Hartman.

Portrait of Dan Hartman