Dan Steffen
Regional Project Manager
Kansas Department of Commerce

This is Dan’s Second Stint with the Kansas Department of Commerce.  He first started as an economic development field representative for the Kansas Department of Commerce in Northwest Kansas in 1987.  Upon the position being eliminated, Dan served as the assistant state director of the Kansas Main Street Program that was based in Topeka.

Dan spent 14 ½ years with DISCOVER Financial Services / Dean Witter, DISCOVER and Co., and Morgan Stanley before jumping on the opportunity to return to his first career choice of economic development, specifically – business development in Northwest Kansas.  He has been back with the Department of Commerce as the North Central Kansasfor over ten years.

He describes his primary customers as local economic development directors, chamber of commerce executives and regional economic development entities, as well as business owners and managers in North Central Kansas.  Dan’s office is in Hays, but you will seldom catch him there, as he is usually on the road, somewhere in the Region.

Dan is originally from Ulysses, Kansas, but claims Hays and N.W. / N.C. Kansas as home.  He received his Bachelors of Arts in Business/Communications and Bachelors of Science in Industrial Arts from Fort Hays State University and an Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) Certification from the National Development Council in Washington D.C.  

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