Dan Fitzgibbons: Minnesota Strong
Dan Fitzgibbons is certainly one of the best when it comes to the business of computer storage systems. With more than 25 years’ experience in the technology field, Dan is currently the Data Protection Business Manager in the Minneapolis, Minnesota office of EMC Corporation, one of the largest technology firms in the world. However, as important as his career is to him, to Dan Fitzgibbons, Minnesota is home and he wants to make his home the best it can be; family and community have always been the most important things in his life.
It probably stems from his childhood. Dan Fitzgibbons grew up as the youngest of five children in Fargo, North Dakota, where he attended Holy Spirit Grade School and Shanley High School, where he was involved in a singing group and a key club, even as he played for the Shanley football and golf teams and played intramural hockey. After that, he started his college education close to home and when he transferred, he only hopped just over the state line to Moorehead State. He eventually moved to Minneapolis and is now married and has two children there.
To Dan Fitzgibbons, Minneapolis is a great community and he wants to gives back however he can. That’s why he works so hard for a number of causes, including Dress for Success Twin Cities, which is a program that empowers women to increase their economic independence. He also does a lot of work with the poor and homeless, like Bridging, which provides basic household items to those transitioning out of homelessness. His work with Loaves and Fishes, helps to serve nutritious, hot meals to those who would otherwise go hungry and he also worked with Allan Law’s 363 Days Food Program to distribute sandwiches to the hungry and homeless.