Dave Hanlon, a resident of Oceanside, California and passionate animal advocate, is a high school teacher. He raises funds for the San Diego Humane Society – an organization that assists animals – and co-created Character Leaders: an ethical leadership class at Vista High School.
He has also composed a chamber opera about undocumented immigrants and an intimate vocal piece about bullying. He has frequently been commissioned by Houston Grand Opera, who have conducted the world premieres of several of his works including Past the Checkpoints.
Early Life and Education
David Hanlon was born in Boyerstown, a town and village near Navan in County Meath. In 1995 he was ordained to the Catholic priesthood.
He earned his degree from St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Ireland with double first class honours in Greek and Latin.
His academic career has been dedicated to the study of mathematics. He has received awards, honors and fellowships from numerous organizations such as Sloan and Guggenheim Foundations.
He is an accomplished conductor, having conducted many world premieres. A regular guest at Houston Grand Opera, his recent credits include conducting Gregory Spears’ The Bricklayer and Jack Perla’s River of Light as well as leading a revival of Cruzar la Cara de la Luna. In addition to these projects, he’s currently creating new work for Minnesota Opera’s New Works Initiative.
David Hanlon’s professional career spanned numerous fields and industries. He possessed expertise in Lean Six Sigma and Design for Six Sigma business methodologies, which assist companies reduce waste and streamline operations to increase efficiency.
He has also been a member of several organizations, such as the American Society for Quality (ASQ) and Regulatory Affairs Professional Society (RAPs). These associations enable him to network with other professionals in his field and share ideas that can aid his success.
He is an author and historian specializing in the history of Pacific Islands. His publications include Upon a Stone Altar: A History of Pohnpei from 1890 and Remaking Micronesia: Discourses Over Development in a Pacific Territory, 1944-1982.
Achievement and Honors
David Hanlon, 18, a senior at Middletown High School and multilingual speaker of seven languages including English and Spanish, recently earned the Rhode Island Foreign Language Association Student of the Year award. Although it came as no surprise to him to receive such an honor, Hanlon expressed his delight upon receiving recognition.
He began learning languages later in life and didn’t realize it would become his passion until he was a student at Gaudet Middle School. He credits teacher Christine Karoly with inspiring his interest in language learning.
Hanlon enjoys his collaboration with Rochester-based Nichols Construction Team, a design-build firm. This approach allows him to deliver projects efficiently using one sourced team.
David Hanlon is an accomplished businessman with more than three decades of experience. He founded Executive Hospitality Partners, a strategic and asset management firm, where he provides project development consulting services to casinos, hotels and resorts around the world.
His achievements are numerous, from a bachelor’s degree in Hotel Administration at Cornell University to an MBA and MS in Accounting from The Wharton School. He is an esteemed leader within the casino and entertainment industry renowned for his integrity, high energy level, and hands-on approach.
Hanlon served as a Peace Corps volunteer on Pohnpei Island from 1970 to 1973 and returned there in 1977 as an English teacher at Kolonia Town until 1980. Nowadays he directs the Center for Pacific Islands Studies at the University of Hawaii.
Daved Hanlon is an accomplished businessman, entrepreneur and philanthropist. He founded a company that uses data to help users make stress-free decisions.
He has an estimated net worth of $5 million, making him one of the wealthiest Association Football Players and ranking on the list of most popular players in that sport.
Hanlon began his professional life as an architect at Kohlstaedt & Fredrickson, a Canandaigua-based architectural firm.
After six years, Hanlon opened Hanlon’s Design Associates in 1994. Since then, they have grown to a staff of five employees including architects and support personnel.
Hanlon is known for his laid-back approach and prefers working with people who aren’t afraid to take chances and are eager to learn. He believes the right team can take a project from beginning to end and bring it into reality.