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Dan Connolly

Dan Connolly

Commission Chair

Dan L. Connolly is president of an armored car and ATM service company. He has over 30 years of expertise as an asset protection specialist, responsible for the transportation and secured vaulting of currency, precious metals, gemstones, and works of art. For more than two decades he’s lead a team of armored professionals responsible for the protection of Federal Reserve Bank notes and other valuables on domestic, international, and charter flights in the Bay Area.

A native of San Jose, Mr. Connolly studied Political Science and Business Administration at University of Idaho and worked in his early years for the Moscow Police Department in Idaho. He possesses a California Reserve P.O.S.T. Certificate, is a member of American Society for Industrial Security, National Eagle Scout Association, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, ATM Industry Association, and Association of Fundraising Professionals. He is past president of the Armored Car Association and has spoken in the U.S. and abroad for the Cash-in-Transit industry on security related topics. He’s been featured in USA Today, Silicon Valley Business Ink, TLC’s Best Kept Secrets about Money, and interviewed by CNN, CBS World News, CHEK 6 TV Canada, as well as SF Bay Area news outlets.

Dan’s recent volunteer work and philanthropic activities include the Kiwanis San Jose, Christmas in the Park and UNICEF. He served as Governor of the California-Nevada-Hawaii District of Kiwanis, as Trustee on the Kiwanis Int’l Foundation, and traveled to perform service projects in the Dominican Republic, Cuba and the Republic of Guinea.

In an age of increased terrorism, both at home and abroad, Mr. Connolly’s primary goals, as a member of the San Jose Airport Commission, is to focus on improving airport security and encourage the City of San Jose to create a technologically advanced world-class airport, in the heart of Silicon Valley.