Daniel Anello is the Chief Executive Officer of Kids First Chicago. He previously served as the Chief of Strategy and External Relations for Chicago International Charter School. In 2014, Daniel played an important role in securing equitable funding for students citywide, working side-by-side with the CPS budget office on the implementation of student-based funding that remained agnostic to school-type. Daniel came into education through the Broad Residency. Prior to working in the public sector, he was an Associate Brand Manager for Unilever. In 2015, Daniel was named in the inaugural class of Presidential Leadership Scholars, an initiative that draws upon the resources of the U.S. presidential centers of Lyndon B. Johnson, George H.W. Bush, William J. Clinton, and George W. Bush. He was a member of the Pahara-Aspen Education Fellowship Summer 2016 cohort and the Leadership Greater Chicago 2018-19 cohort. Daniel is also a member of Education Leaders of Color, and a Board member of Bottom Line Chicago and Chicago Urban League.
Daniel received a BA in Mathematics from Williams College and an MBA from University of Chicago Booth.