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  • Daniel A. D’Aniello ’68

    Arents Award Recipient for Excellence in Business and Philanthropic Leadership

    Daniel A. D’Aniello ’68

    Daniel A. D’Aniello ’68, a Syracuse University Life Trustee, is chairman and co-founder of The Carlyle Group, a global alternative asset management company based in Washington, D.C., and operating through 35 offices across six continents with over $160 billion in assets under management.

    The Carlyle Group originates, structures, and acts as lead investor in many forms of activities, including management-led corporate buyouts, strategic minority equity investments, private placements, consolidations and buildups, growth capital, real estate, energy, credit products, and structured financings.

    Prior to forming Carlyle in 1987, D’Aniello served as a vice president for finance and development at Marriott Corp., where he assessed the worth of major corporate mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, debt and equity offerings, and project financings. Before joining Marriott, he served as a financial officer at PepsiCo Inc. and Trans World Airlines.

    D’Aniello earned a bachelor’s degree in transportation economics from the Martin J. Whitman School of Management, graduating magna cum laude. He was a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society for undergraduate and graduate scholars in business programs, the highest recognition a business student can receive in an Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business program. He earned an MBA as a Teagle Foundation Fellow from the Harvard Business School in 1974.

    In addition to his service to the University’s Board of Trustees, D’Aniello is a member of the Chancellor’s Council and the Whitman School’s Corporate Advisory Council. He is co-chairman and a strong supporter of the Institute for Veterans and Military Families.

    D’Aniello served in the U.S. Navy from 1968 to 1971, during which he was a supply officer aboard the USS Wasp (CVS 18). In 2016, he received the prestigious Lone Sailor Award from the United States Navy Memorial Foundation. The award is bestowed on sea service veterans who have distinguished themselves in their subsequent careers and lives, while exemplifying the core values of honor, courage, and commitment.

    D’Aniello is co-chairman of the American Enterprise Institute for Policy Research; a member of the U.S.–China CEO and Former Senior Government Officials’ Dialogue of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce; a member of the Council for United States and Italy; an advisor to the John Templeton Foundation; chairman of the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts; and a founding trustee of the Lumen Institute.

    D’Aniello and his wife, Gayle, reside in Vienna, Virginia. They have two daughters, Dana F. Ziegler ’04 and Bethany D’Aniello.