National September 11 Memorial & Museum President & CEO
Joe Daniels is President & CEO of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, the not-for-profit organization that built and now oversees the operations of the Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center.
The 9/11 Memorial honors the 2,983 people who were killed in the attacks of September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993. Opening on the tenth anniversary of 9/11, September 11, 2011, the Memorial has since welcomed more than 12 million visitors. The 9/11 Memorial Museum serves as the country's principal institution concerned with exploring the history of the events of 9/11, documenting the impact of those events and exploring 9/11's continuing implications. The Museum opened in May 2014. Mr. Daniels directs planning, construction and development for the project and has led the foundation to reach many milestones, including a fundraising campaign exceeding $450 million.
After joining the 9/11 Memorial in 2005 as General Counsel, Mr. Daniels served as Acting President and CEO for several months before being named President and CEO by the Chairman of the organization, Michael R. Bloomberg, in October 2006.
Prior to his work with the 9/11 Memorial, he was Chief of External Initiatives at the Robin Hood Foundation, leading the expansion and roll-out of the second phase of the Library Initiative, a $45 million public-private partnership that put state-of-the-art libraries into under-performing New York City elementary schools. Prior to Robin Hood, Mr. Daniels was a consultant at McKinsey & Co. and an attorney at Cravath, Swaine & Moore. He holds a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and a B.A. in History from Washington University. He lives in New York City with his wife and three children.