Small Business/Labor & Employment Cmte. Co-Chair
Vice President of University Advancement, Cal. Poly Pomona
Dan Montplaisir serves as chief advancement officer, CEO of the Cal Poly Pomona Philanthropic Foundation and member of the President’s Cabinet at Cal Poly Pomona. His portfolio includes all units related to fundraising, corporate and alumni relations, strategic communications and campus events.
Montplaisir has more than 25 years of higher education advancement experience at both public and private institutions. Throughout his career, Dan has focused on building accountability and transparent performance systems that allow campus leadership to recognize the impact of philanthropy.
Prior to Cal Poly Pomona, Dan served the University of California Irvine, as Assistant Vice Chancellor for Development, overseeing the $1 billion “Shaping the Future” Campaign. Originally from Florida, Dan served as Vice President at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University where he led the successful completion of their first comprehensive campaign and worked with the Board of Trustees to unveil a national media campaign.
Montplaisir earned a BA from the University of Central Florida and a Master’s degree from Indiana Wesleyan University. He holds the professional credential of CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive) and is active in professional organizations that include CASE (Council for Advancement of Secondary Education) and AFP (Association of Fund Raising Professionals).
Dan is married to Kelly, a sixth-grade educator, and they have three children.