Ross Daniel is an internationally acclaimed visual artist, possessing expertise in both traditional and digital painting techniques. He has appeared on multiple international bestseller lists.
He is also an accomplished speaker, teacher and author with several published books and numerous articles to his credit.
He serves on the D&Z Leadership Council and leads HR strategies, policies, and cultural initiatives.
Early Life and Education
Ross was born and educated in Merion Station, Pennsylvania before attending the University of Pennsylvania where he graduated with distinction. Following this he served in Teach for America Corps before beginning his professional life at Advisory Board Company – a health-care research and consulting firm.
Ross is widely respected as both an actor and voice actor, lending his vocal talents to various animated TV shows and films. Perhaps best known as one of three people to ever officially voice Donald Duck (in various Disney specials and shorts).
Ross found great enjoyment in sports and music during his free time, playing percussion for Lake Shore High School Marching Band while being an avid supporter of Chicago Cubs, Detroit Lions and Kansas City Chiefs teams.
Ross was one of the region’s premier football players during his college heyday, catching more than 60 passes for 913 yards and four touchdowns as a sophomore and 41 for 988 yards and seven scores as a junior. His powerful hands, concentration, blocking abilities made him one of the premier wide receivers.
Ross has held various Human Resource roles at Day & Zimmermann over 14 years, currently overseeing all human resource functions for their largest divisions, such as talent management, recruiting and diversity & inclusion.
He provides voices for several Disney television animation characters as well as Lucky the Leprechaun for Lucky Charms cereal brand. Additionally, he has provided voices for numerous video game voice-overs.
Achievement and Honors
Ross was an incredible husband and father, instilling compassion and resilience into his children. An avid runner and sports fan alike, Ross particularly relished playing percussion for his high school marching band and having an interest in all forms of music and movies.
He is a graduate of Florida State University with an MFA in dance performance and choreography and Georgia College & State University with a BFA in theatre performance and directing. Additionally, he was named 2019-2020 New Directions Choreography Lab Fellow of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre as well as being part of Third Rail Projects company as of now.
Ross attended Park Center Senior High in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota and earned four-time letter wins across wrestling, baseball and football – and earned academic all-state accolades – before playing two seasons of college baseball at Fresno City College in California.
Daniel Ross is an Australian philosopher and filmmaker, known for writing Violent Democracy (2004) and co-directing its film version The Ister (2004). His work has been heavily influenced by Bernard Stiegler, as he serves as translator or co-translator of several works by him.
Robert is also a writer who has contributed to McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, The Public Domain Review and American Literature. A life-long outdoor enthusiast, Robert enjoys hunting, fishing, camping, traveling and competitive rifle sports as recreational pursuits.
Ross lives in Philadelphia with his wife and daughter. As an advocate of physical fitness, he frequently runs marathons. An accomplished artist, Ross excels at various mediums such as 3D animation, storyboarding and book illustration – and believes life should be enjoyed to its fullest.
Ross has invested in numerous businesses, such as music streaming platform Tidal. Additionally, he serves as director for two charitable foundations.
Ross serves as chairman of real estate firm Related Cos, overseeing an expansive portfolio that includes New York City’s Time Warner Center and Hudson Yards–two of the costliest real estate developments ever undertaken in America. Furthermore, Related Cos is home to luxury fitness brands Equinox and SoulCycle that are also owned by Ross’ company.
Ross has contributed generously to both Democratic and Republican candidates over time and been active in philanthropy, supporting initiatives from arts to sustainability to higher education. He serves on several boards such as Lincoln Center, New York Presbyterian Hospital and Jackie Robinson Foundation/New York Stem Cell Foundation – in addition to investing in companies like David Chang’s Momofuku and feminine care line Lola.