Dan Weber was born and raised in Waterloo, and has deep roots in the community
He and his wife Shannon have two children, Maya, 6, and Gabriel 3, and live in Eastbridge. His wife is his biggest champion, helping out wherever she can on the campaign when she’s not raising their children and working at Wilfrid Laurier University. His parents, Marg and Doug Weber, and older sister Lisa Jewer along with her husband Jamie and children Emma, Liam and Ava, all live in Waterloo. His younger sister Rebecca, her husband Guillaume, and children Lilia and Charlotte live in Montreal. He attended St. Thomas Aquinas Elementary School (now Mere-Elisabeth-Bruyere), St. David High School, and St. Jerome’s University at the University of Waterloo. His degree is from the University of Waterloo in Mathematics with an Honours Business Administration/Information Systems option, graduating in 1999.
Dan feels fortunate to have spent his entire childhood and adult life in this world-renowned community.
He has witnessed the evolution of the city and region into what it is today. Dan has spent his career in the technology, insurance, post-secondary education and non-profit sectors, and has built a depth of experience in strategic planning, partnership development, revenue generation and customer service. His educational background is in mathematics and information systems, holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) designation, and is a member of the Project Management Institute.
Dan is a lifetime volunteer and passionate about the non-profit and charitable sector.
He spent over 15 years with Junior Achievement of the Waterloo Region, served on the Grants Committee for the K-W Community Foundation, is active with his St. Agnes Parish community (including past chair of Parish Council), serves on the board of governors of St. Jerome’s University, and also volunteers with K-W Oktoberfest and the University of Waterloo Community. Dan has provided pro-bono mentorship and consulting to a number of startup technology companies, and is a continual mentor to many young adults in the community. Dan also spent many years in Youth Ministry, obtained his Canadian Certification in Youth Ministry Studies from the University of St. Michael’s College, is co-founder of a charity focused on group volunteerism, in addition to a soccer coach.
Dan has often been awarded for his community service record, including one of four national Volunteers of the Year in 2010 by Sun Life Financial, and is a past recipient of Junior Achievement of the Waterloo Region’s Chuck Greb Lifetime Achievement Award.