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.
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