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Dan Madler, Chief Executive Officer, HDFP

Dan Madler

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Direct Line: (701) 551-0488

Dan has been employed by Beyond Shelter, Inc. (BSI) since March of 2003 and during his career with BSI, Dan has participated in the development of over 1,650 affordable homes. Dan is responsible for providing leadership, guidance and inspiration to BSI team members and community partners in the affordable housing market, to represent, promote and expand the activities of BSI and its partners and ensure that the development and fiscal operations of BSI continue to meet the needs of the regional affordable housing market. Dan has 29+ years of experience in the affordable housing industry.

“I am by nature, a problem-solver. I enjoy working with a team and I am driven by the challenges that come with developing affordable housing. Beyond Shelter gives me an opportunity to work for a mission driven organization that makes life better for others, by giving them a place to call home.”


  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Minor in Economics - North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND
  • Strategic Management for Community Housing Development Organization Executives
  • Leadership Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo Program
  • 9-Month Leadership Program Course on “The Essentials of Nonprofit Administration” - Minnesota State University - Moorhead, MN

Designations and Licensures

  • Housing Development Finance Professional (HDFP) Certification - National Development Council

Community Involvement/Affiliations

  • Current President, Executive Committee Chair, Finance Committee Chair, and Board Member, CENTRE, Inc.
  • Current Board Member, Cass County Human Service Zone Board
  • Current Public Policy Advisory Committee Member, North Dakota Association of Nonprofit Organizations (NDANO)
  • Past Chair, past Vice Chair, and past Advisory Council Member, Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines
  • Past President, past finance Chair, past Public Policy Chair, and past Board Member, NDANO
  • Past Fiscal Officers Chair, North Dakota Community Action Association
  • Served on various committees related to affordable housing development and community needs/interests