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Dan Armstrong

Director, Marketing & Communications

Dan Armstrong is Director, Marketing & Communications at the Mackinac Center, and Managing Editor of Michigan Capitol Confidential.

Prior to his current position, Dan served as an investigative analyst producing video news stories for the Center.

Before joining the Mackinac Center in 2012, he spent ten years in broadcast television reporting and anchoring news stories. His TV career began in the Upper Peninsula city of Escanaba, then continued in Clio, serving at NBC stations.

Dan was born in Pontiac and spent his entire life (excluding college) in the Great Lakes State.

Volunteering at the Student Statesmanship Institute in Lansing gives Dan the opportunity to share his knowledge of media to high school students interested in the industry.

The majority of Dan’s TV news interns have accepted positions in the broadcast industry. He also has served as a panelist for several candidate forums including congressional and representative seats.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in Radio and Television Broadcasting from Bob Jones University and a master’s degree in Journalism from Regent University.

Dan has served as a board member of the Pregnancy Resource Center of Lapeer and hosts the Lapeer Symphony Orchestra’s annual Christmas Concert.

He lives in Midland with his wife and three daughters.

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