Vice President, Nanos Research
Dan Kolundzic is Vice President of Nanos Research America, one of North Americaâ€™s premier market and public opinion research firms. Nanos offers services ranging from small market research to strategic assessments and mission planning. The firmâ€™s energy practice is continental in scope, and includes generation, transmission and distribution challenges.
Dan’s work in US/Canadian policy has spanned decades. He spent 14 years with the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs & International Trade as the Political & Economic Relations Officer at the Consulate General of Canada in Buffalo New York, with responsibilities for the states of New York, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Dan managed a wide range of political and economic files pertaining to the Canada-U.S. relationship, including a variety of trade, economic and regulatory issues, along with broader cultural and academic relations. He has particular expertise in agriculture and energy issues, and the on-going development of the Canada-U.S. border management regime.
Dan also worked the Government of Ontario as senior policy advisor to the Associate Minister for Enterprise, Opportunity & Innovation.
As Co-Director of the Binational Executive Seminar on Canada-US Relations, a professional development training program designed for Canadian and American law-makers and legislative/executive staff, he is at the front-line of the political management of the Canada-US relationship. He also sat on the steering committee of the State Agriculture & Rural Leadership Association, an organization which annually brings together State and Provincial agriculture legislators at the Legislative Ag Chairs Summit.
Dan Kolundzic is completing his PhD at Boston College. He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University at Buffalo and Brock University, teaching in the areas of Canada â€“ U.S. Relations, bi-national regionalism, globalization and economic development.