The former chief speechwriter for Virginia Governor L. Douglas Wilder and Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, Dan Conley is a Chicago-based professional speechwriter and frequent op-ed contributor to major national publications. Dan enjoys public speaking more than ghostwriting, but sadly lacks a stage on which to perform. In addition to the writing, Dan is an experienced public speaking trainer. He has volunteered his time as a high school debate coach and consulted for numerous campaigns, big and small. The father of three-year old twin boys and a newborn, also a boy, Dan rarely has free time away from playgrounds and impromptu games of tag. He spends his scraps of spare time reading philosophy for fun.