Dan McGuiness is the owner of Dan McGuiness and Associates, established in 2008 to provide conservation, communication and collaboration assistance to agencies, organizations, the business community and individuals. From October 2008 through September, 2009 Dan served as the consulting interim executive director to the St. Croix River Association. From 1998 until May of 2008, he served as director of conservation policy on the Mississippi River for the National Audubon Society. Prior to joining Audubon, Dan served for nine years as the director of the Minnesota-Wisconsin Boundary Area Commission, a bi-state river policy agency based in Hudson, Wisconsin. He currently is a board member of the St. Paul Riverfront Corporation, on the board of directors of the Upper Mississippi Waterway Association, and on the board of the St. Croix River Association and past president of the St. Paul Audubon Society.