Dan Sallick

Partner & Co-Founder

In 1999, Dan and Paul Frick founded Subject Matter legacy firm Home Front Communications, which grew into a fully integrated communications and advertising firm, before merging with lobbying firm Elmendorf | Ryan to form Subject Matter. Prior to that, Dan worked in political campaigns and government, serving as press secretary to House Democratic Leader Richard Gephardt and as communications director at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in the successful 1998 election cycle. He is the chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. A graduate of Rollins College, he was an NCAA All-American in tennis in 1991.

  • Father of three
  • Owner to one longhaired dachshund named Charlie
  • Contemporary art enthusiast
  • Fan of this quote: "I am interested in ideas, not merely visual products." - Marcel Duchamp
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