Daniel Maree

Daniel Maree is the Founder and Executive Director of the Million Hoodies Movement for Justice, and the Grand Prize Winner of the 2013 Do Something Award. Daniel created the #MillionHoodies Movement in 2012 in response to the shooting death of 17 year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida. The group successfully generated global support for a criminal investigation into the shooting by helping collect over two million petition signatures on Change.org – which was the fastest growing petition in the history of the internet. Million Hoodies is now a national non-profit organization with over 50,000 members across the United States.
Daniel is also the Founder and CEO of M-PWRD, LLC, a brand new minority-owned strategy and creative agency operated by and for the next generation of consumers and change makers. Prior to launching M-PWRD, Daniel worked at the intersection of digital strategy, storytelling, media and social action for multiple industry-leading organizations, including: Havas Worldwide, McCann-Erickson, The World Bank, The Center for American Progress, and Participant Media (The Help, The Cove, Food, Inc., The Soloist).
Daniel is a magna cum laude graduate of American University ('08) with a BA in History, Philosophy & Film. He was born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa and spent 3 years in Gainesville, Florida as a high school student. You can follow Daniel on Twitter @danielmaree.