Upon the completion of his term as a member of the Board of Directors of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, Dan joined Arent Fox in 2003. After his nomination to a Republican seat on the Board by President Bill Clinton, he was confirmed by the US Senate in November 1999 and served in both the Clinton and Bush Administrations as one of five full-time members of the Board. He participated in the authorization of more than $20 billion in US export financing in sectors such as energy, transportation, telecommunications, advanced medical equipment, and agriculture for buyers throughout the world. He was a frequent speaker at trade and economic development conferences and other events in 29 states and seven countries and worked on trade finance initiatives with the governments of Mexico, Hungary, Slovakia, and Uzbekistan. Dan also directed the Bank’s Environmental Exports Program, including a renewable energy exports initiative. He served as one of three audit committee members, responsible for the selection and oversight of the bank’s external and internal auditors, and worked to resolve corporate governance issues.
Prior to his position at the Export-Import Bank, Dan ran Renberg Strategies, LLC, a Washington, DC consulting and lobbying firm that represented private and public sector clients, including nonprofits, before the Legislative and Executive Branches in the areas of transportation, higher education, health care, and economic development, including successful efforts to obtain federal appropriations legislation. Dan is the former legislative director and deputy chief of staff to US Senator Arlen Specter (R-PA), for whom he managed a 13-person legislative staff and assisted on all legislative issues, including annual appropriations bills, with particular emphasis on transportation, budget, environment, energy, and health care policy.