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Mayor Williams appointed Dan Tangherlini acting director of the division of transportation in the Department of Public Works on May 1, 2000. Previously, he was chief financial officer of the Metropolitan Police Department (November, 1998-May 2000) where he had overall responsibility for the financial management of MPD.
In the executive office of the mayor, Tangherlini was the leader of the short-term action team (January 1999-Azpil, 1999) that developed high-visibility short-term initiatives for the new Williams Administration. He also served as MPD deputy chief financial officer (March, 199$-November, 1998).
Before joining the District Government, Tangherlini was a senior program analyst (August, 1998-November, 1998) in the office of the Secretary of Transportation where he helped negotiate a landmark Amtrak labor settlement and worked on the development of innovative approaches to infrastructure finance. In the Office of Management and Budget (July, 1991-August 1997), he was a special assistant, a program examiner and a budget preparation specialist. Of particular note is his service on the core staff that developed the National Capital Revitalization and Self-Government Improvement Act.For the Chicago Park District, Tangherlini was a consultant/intern (1990-1991). Before that, he began his transportation career as a seasonal laborer repairing potholes, cleaning highways and painting lines on asphalt for the Massachusetts Department of Public Works (1983, 1984).
Tangherlini has a BA and MPP from the University of Chicago and an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Tangherlini lives on Capitol Hill with his wife and two children where he is active in the Capitol Hill Restoration Society, the Stanton Park Neighborhood Association and St. Joseph's of Capitol Hill and other community groups.
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