Daniel Cole '79

Treasurer, UMass Dartmouth Alumni Association

Dan Cole

1979 UMass Dartmouth, B.S., Accounting

1986 Suffolk University, M.B.A.

Dan Cole is a retired financial executive after a 36-year career with several Fortune 500 Companies, including The Gillette Company, Procter & Gamble and Teledyne Technologies.

A native of New Bedford, Cole attended then-Southeastern Massachusetts University as a commuter student, working various part-time jobs to assist with the financing of his education.  He was a four-year starter on the golf team, and was inducted into the Corsair Hall of Fame as a member of the 1977 golf team.

Soon after graduation, Cole commenced a rewarding 27-year career with The Gillette Company, including a three-year assignment in England, serving as the Director of Internal Audit for the Eastern Hemisphere. His most recent role with Gillette was as North American Business Unit Controller for their largest acquisition, Duracell Batteries.

Cole enjoys playing golf, volunteering and is very passionate about his family.  He has been married to his wife, Anna, for 36 wonderful years, has two daughters and resides in Canton, MA.