Dan Knise is CEO/Chair and an equity partner of Ames & Gough. In addition to his management responsibilities, Dan devotes his time to leading Ames & Gough’s law-firm initiative, working with our larger design-firm and law-firm clients, and advising project owners on risk and insurance issues. Dan is located in our Washington, D.C., office.
Dan joined Ames & Gough in 2005. Prior to that, he was working 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 Insurance Services USA, Inc.). From 1998 through 2002, 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. Prior to that, he held various senior management positions for Marsh & McLennan and its predecessor firm, Johnson & Higgins. Previously, Dan also had senior roles for SJ Groves & Sons, a Minneapolis-based general contractor, and for the Associated General Contractors of America in Washington, D.C.
Dan has long been active in risk management and insurance affairs and is a frequent speaker at industry events. He is a 1977 graduate of Cornell University.