Hear Daniel G. Horgan and Damu McCoy share their expertise on talent development, community connections and skill-building experiences.
Founder and CEO – CoLabL
Daniel is a visionary action-oriented entrepreneur dedicated to developing youth and talent development programs through customized relationship building, mentoring and upskilling programs and connecting employers with underrepresented talent. He is a results-driven executive leader with 20 years of community-building experience, establishing and sustaining partnerships and increasing others’ access to relationships and growth opportunities.
At 18, Daniel pioneered the first youth-led America’s Promise effort in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, under Retired General Colin Powell, landing him a seat on the national board of directors and recognition from President George W. Bush.
He has worked with brands including Electronic Arts, Cisco, Starbucks, Nike, Apple and LinkedIn, schools, nonprofits and government agencies. Daniel has served on boards including City Year DC, Community Foundation of the National Capital Region, Team Kids, and Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit Partnership. Named one of Pittsburgh’s 40 Under 40 Honorees, Daniel has facilitated hundreds of training experiences, published articles on Forbes.com, and authored Tell Me I Can’t…and I Will.
Vice President of Talent Acquisition at Target Corporation
Damu is currently the Vice President of Talent Acquisition at Target Corporation and responsible for recruiting across all corporate and field locations. During his career at Target he has led teams in several other operational areas including buying, planning, and technology development.
In addition to his work at Target, Damu is also actively involved in the local community. He has served on several nonprofit boards focused on reducing disparities for diverse and low income individuals. He is a member of the Executive Committee and former board chair for Project for Pride in Living and is also a board member of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, National Retail Federation (NRF) Foundation and was recently appointed to the board of Minnesota Children’s Hospital. In addition, he is a proud member of the Executive Leadership Council (ELC) which opens channels of opportunity for the development of black executives to positively impact businesses and communities.
Damu has a Bachelor of Arts from Wittenberg University and received his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.