Dan Lesh

Dan Lesh

Dan Lesh

Consultant

Dan specializes in seafood industry analysis and economic development in Alaska’s coastal communities. Recent projects he managed include Wholesale Market Profiles for Alaska Groundfish and Crab Fisheries; Economic Impact of Alaska’s Salmon Hatcheries; and economic analysis supporting the Valdez Waterfront Development Master Plan.  Dan spearheads McKinley Research’s ongoing market research contract for the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI).

A lifelong Alaskan, Dan’s professional experience includes researching public policy as a legislative analyst for the Alaska Legislature; operating his family’s award-winning business, the Gustavus Inn; commercial fishing and seafood processing; serving on the Gustavus City Council; and developing and implementing the renewable energy program at a regional non-profit organization.

Dan holds a undergraduate degree in Biology from Grinnell College and an MBA from the University of Illinois. He is proficient in R and Tableau and enjoys helping organizations gain value from a variety of internal and external data sources.