Daane was the Director of Sustainable Development at Covia, the leading provider of sand and value-added sand products to the oil and gas, foundry, glass, water filtration, building products and sports & recreation industries from 2013-2019. Beau graduated cum laude from Duke University in 2002 with a dual degree in French and International Relations. During and immediately after Duke, he lived in Mali, Guadeloupe, and France for a combined two years. In 2004, Daane earned his master's in history from Cleveland State, and then became a Coro Fellow at the Cleveland Foundation. From 2007 to 2011, Daane worked in the recycling industry and in 2010 was named an Entrepreneurs for Sustainability (E4S) Champion of Sustainability. From 2011 to 2013, Daane was the Director of the Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit at Case Western Reserve University, where he helped the Center bridge the gap between scholarship and practice in sustainable value. Daane completed his MBA at Case in 2012 and his certification in Appreciative Inquiry (AI) in 2013. At Covia, Daane helped spread and embed sustainability using AI, advancing the work of 10 corporate sustainable development teams and six regional sustainability coordinators. He also led the annual production of the corporate responsibility report and led the company through three materiality processes following the GRI framework. Daane served on the board of the Western Reserve Land Conservancy for ten years, served on the Vestry of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral for three years, and enjoys gardening, CrossFit and tutoring.

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