Marketing and Communications Team Leader
Dan Armstrong brings ten years of professional television broadcasting experience to the Mackinac Center. Prior to joining the MCPP video team in June, Dan anchored and reported for an NBC news station covering the Great Lakes Bay region. He also anchored and reported at an NBC station in the Upper Peninsula.
Dan is a Michigan native and spent his entire life in the Great Lakes State. At an early age, he developed an entrepreneurial and free-market spirit by charging his siblings to play his video game system. In college, he made extra money by selling root beer floats out of his dorm room. He has owned and sold a landscaping company and real estate.
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 market. 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 currently announces the Lapeer Days Parade and Lapeer Symphony Orchestra’s Christmas Concert.
He plans to expand the Mackinac Center’s reach by developing informative, entertaining, and compelling videos.
He lives in Midland with his wife and three daughters.