Daniel Maree

Daniel Maree is the Founder and CEO of M-PWRD, LLC, the first minority-owned Shared Value Agency working to empower the next generation of global citizens and changemakers. Maree is also the Founder and Executive Director of the Million Hoodies Movement for Justice, and the Grand Prize Winner of the 2013 Do Something Awards. 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.

Prior to launching M-PWRD and Million Hoodies, 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).

Maree is a frequent speaker and commentator on creativity, social and digital media, innovation, social entreprenuership, Millennials, and youth empowerment and has appeared on Al Jazeera, MSNBC, TakePart Live, NPR, ABC News, Current TV, BET, HLN, HuffPo Live, TEDxFoggyBottom, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Mail & Guardian, The Independent, and Advertising Age. He has been a contributing reporter for The Huffington Post, AlterNet, Global Voices, and TakePart.com.

Maree 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.