Student and Alumni Spotlights

NJ Work Environment Council names Dan Fatton MCRP '10 as executive director

The N.J. Work Environment Council (WEC) has selected Dan Fatton, an environmentalist, community activist and fundraiser as its new Executive Director. Fatton was selected after the WEC Board and search committee completed a nationwide search.

WEC is a nonprofit alliance of labor, environmental and community groups that has played a key role in winning and defending landmark state policies for worker and environmental protection.

Fatton joined WEC after his most recent work as Director of Development and Membership Services for The Electrochemical Society, an international scientific non-profit. Working with a small staff, Dan increased development and membership revenue by more than 60 percent and created new partnerships with both the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Toyota North America.

Previously, as Outreach & Development Director for New Jersey Future, Fatton spent five years increasing dollars raised through sponsorships and major gifts fundraising.  He also worked on issues of equity, economy and the environment, authoring several policy pieces with a focus on the intersection of transportation and health.

Fatton grew up in Hunterdon County, has a master’s degree in City and Regional Planning from the Bloustein School of Planning & Public Policy at Rutgers University and a bachelor’s degree in media arts and design from James Madison University. Fatton serves on the Board of Trustees for the New Jersey Council on the Humanities. He lives in Trenton with his partner Alex.