Dan Knise

Dan Knise is President and CEO and an equity partner of Ames & Gough, an insurance brokerage and risk management consulting firm that serves more than 1,000 engineering and architectural firms throughout the U.S. In addition to his management responsibilities, Dan devotes his time to working with the firm's larger design-firm and law-firm clients, and advising project owners on risk and insurance issues. Dan is located in the Ames & Gough Washington, D.C., office. Prior to joining Ames & Gough in 2005, he worked with an investment/consulting group to form new insurance entities. Notable activities included formation of Restaurant Insurance Corp., a reinsurance company and underwriting manager, and consulting services for Palmer & Cay (now Wells Fargo). Dan led the region-wide effort to win the right to host the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Washington, D.C., Virginia, and Maryland.