Dan Felton is executive director of AMERIPEN, an organization that leads the packaging industry through advocacy based on science and enhances understanding of the role packaging plays in a more sustainable society, economy, and environment. A well-known leader in the state government affairs arena since 2000, Felton has worked within the bottled water, credit card, healthcare, and information management industries. Passionate about environmental, sustainability, and packaging issues, he has lobbied extensively in those areas at the state and federal levels. Felton has chaired committees and led task forces for several national trade associations and has served on the board of the State Government Affairs Council (SGAC), where he is a graduate of the their nationally recognized professional certificate programs. In addition to his government affairs work, Felton has been involved with the Commission on Presidential Debates since 2000 in support of their quad-annual presidential and vice-presidential debates, managing ticketing, seating, and security issues. A graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota, Felton has lived in the Washington, DC, area since 1990.