Daniel Drummond


Councilmember, Fairfax City Council, Fairfax, VA Director of Communications, Certified Financial Planners Board, Washington, DC


Web:  LinkedIn  Twitter: @CFPBoardmedia

City Council Email: dan.drummond@fairfaxva.gov
CFB Email: ddrummond@cfpboard.org
CFB Phone: (202-379-2252)
Address: 22030


Dan is responsible for the overall strategic direction and implementation of CFP Board’s communications program – including corporate and consumer communications, social media, stakeholder communications and media relations, serving as the organization’s spokesperson.

Dan is part of a team that manages CFP Board’s $11 million/year Public Awareness Campaign, which is an integrated advertising and public relations effort to raise awareness of the CFP® certification. He also oversees CFP Board’s Consumer Advocate and CFP Board Ambassadors programs, which are focused on raising awareness of financial planning and CFP® certification. Additionally, Dan provides communications counsel to the CEO and Board of Directors, message development, issues management and crisis communication counsel when needed.

Dan has also taught public relations at George Washington University and Howard University as an adjunct professor.

Before joining CFP Board, Dan worked in senior positions at strategic communications firms including Powell Tate and Burson-Marsteller. Previously, Dan was communications director for Congressman Jim Moran (D-VA) and a journalist, last writing for The Washington Times, where he covered the Virginia statehouse and transportation.

Dan is involved with his community, currently serving on the Fairfax City Council as an appointed member until mid-September 2017. Previously, he served on the Fairfax City Council (non-partisan) from 2008-2014.


Director of Communications
CFP Board
Jun 2010 – Present
Oversee the strategic direction and implementation of CFP Board’s communications function (corporate, consumer, public affairs, part of team that manages the organization’s Public Awareness Campaign and serve as the organization’s spokesperson.

Council Member
Fairfax City Council
Feb 2017 – Present
City of Fairfax
Currently serving from February 2017 until mid-September 2017 as an appointment to fill a portion of a term. Previously, I was first elected in May 2008 and re-elected in 2010 and 2012. Did not run for re-election in 2014.
Adjunct Professor
Howard University
Jan 2013 – May 2016
3 yrs 5 mos
At Howard University I taught a senior-level public affairs course and have previously taught public relations writing.

Adjunct Professor
George Washington University
Jan 2014 – May 2014
Taught a public relations course for the School of Media and Public Affairs

May 2009 – Jun 2010

General Manager
Allison & Partners
2008 – 2009

Senior Vice President
Powell Tate|Weber Shandwick
2004 – 2008

Communications Director
House of Representatives – Congressman Jim Moran
Apr 2002 – Apr 2004

The Washington Times
2000 – 2002


The Johns Hopkins University
MA StudyGovernment
2003 – 2005

Old Dominion University
BS Political Science

Emory and Henry College

Volunteer Experience

Board of Directors 
Virginia Council on Economic Education
Sep 2015 – Sep 2015
Serve on Board of Directors for non-profit organization advancing and supporting personal finance and economic education.

Board of Directors 
Company NameSpotlight on the Arts
Sep 2014 – Sep 2014
Served on Board of Directors for non-profit supporting arts, culture and education in the City of Fairfax and surrounding area. Sponsor of the Fairfax Spotlight on the Arts Festival held in the spring of each year.

Pack Committee Chair
Cub Scout Pack 1113
Jun 2015 – Jun 2015
Serve as the Committee Chair for St. Leo the Great Pack 1113 Cub Scout Pack.

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