About Dan O'Leary

Current Township Role

 

Dan O'Leary has chaired the 7 member Washington Township Board of Trustees since his election in November 2008.  His day to day responsibilities include management of the following departments and duties:

  • Fire and Ambulance
  • Water and Sewer
  • Assessing
  • Planning and Zoning
  • Ordinance Enforcement
  • Building Inspection
  • Law Enforcement (through a contract with the Macomb Sheriff)
  • Waste Hauling (through a contract with Allied Waste)
  • Collective Bargaining
  • Forecasting and Financial Direction

 

 

SEMCOG Participation

 

Dan is actively involved in the Southeastern Michigan Council of Governments which is an organization that seeks regional cooperation and planning.  In addition to being the township representative on SEMCOG's General Assembly responsible for protecting township interests on the body, he has participated as follows:

 

  • Former SEMCOG board member
  • Member of the Executive Committee representing Townships
  • Former Chair of the Transportation Advisory Council 
  • Former member of the Regional Clearinghouse Review Committee
  • Member of the Infrastructure Task Force
  • Member of the Member Task Force.
  • Recipient of the Regional Ambassador Award

 

 

Political Involvement

 

Elected precinct delegate every time since 2010; participated in 2 State conventions

Past Member of the Republican Committee of Northern Macomb County

Past Member of the Macomb County Republican Party

Former member of the Macomb County GOP Executive Committee

Dedicated supporter of Pro-life organizations.

Demonstrated ability to work together with both sides of the aisle.

 

Career History

 

Graduated from Wayne State University in 1987 with a Bachelor of Sciences in Business Administration (Accounting concentration).

 

Earned his Certified Public Accountant status with Arther Andersen.

 

Served DTE Energy and its subsidiaries and predecessors from 1990 until taking office in 2008 in various roles, including:

  • Director of Midstream Marketing (Michigan Consolidated Gas)
  • Director of Revenue Loss Prevention Operations (DTE)
  • Quality Director (Michigan Consolidated Gas)
  • Controller (Michigan Consolidated Gas)
  • Manager of Corporate Development (DTE)
  • Director of Accounting (MCN Energy)
  • Finance Director (MCNIC Oil and Gas)
  • Director of Energy Holdings (DTE)

Mr. O'Leary has substantial experience in personnel management, budgeting and forecasting, strategic planning, litigation, asset management, dispute resolution, contract negotiation, and collective bargaining.

 

Mr. O'Leary also is the co-owner and co-founder of a successful business and owner of 3 patents.

 

Other Community Involvement

 

Volunteer for the Washington Goodfellows

Volunteer for the St Baldrick's Foundation

Past President of North Macomb Association for Planned Growth

Former Treasurer - Carriage Hills Homeowners Association

Former board member - Miss Dig, Inc.

Past Peach Festival judge

Art and Orchard organizing committee

Former coach for NMCYS Soccer

Assisted Stan Babinski in bringing the Boys and Girls Club to Washington

 

 

Personal

 

Dan O'Leary was born in Brooklyn, New York where he lived until 1978.  He has lived in Macomb County ever since.  The O'Learys grew to love northern Macomb after many years of visiting local orchards and festivals and eventually acquired a home in Washington in 2003.

 

Dan is a loving father of three sons - Shane, Casey and Sullivan.  He worships at Kensington Church.