DANIEL J. BLIZZARD
Daniel J. Blizzard is Senior Vice President for A. H. Belo Corporation, a position he has held since November 2007. Previously, he served as vice president/Operations for Belo Corp. He has also served as executive vice president/Real Estate for Belo Investment Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Belo, since January 2007. He is responsible for public affairs, local government relations, human resources, real estate, facilities planning, strategic sourcing and corporate services, reporting to Robert W. Decherd, A. H. Belo's chairman, president and chief executive officer.
Blizzard joined Belo in May 1999 as director/procurement for the Company's flagship newspaper, The Dallas Morning News. Previously he served as vice president/Operations of Belo Corp. and as executive vice president/Real Estate for Belo Investment Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Belo Corp.
A native of Omaha, Nebraska, Blizzard earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Oklahoma State University and a master's degree in business administration from the University of North Texas. From 1988 until 1999 he served in several management roles in the area of supply chain management, including director of procurement for PrimeCo Personal Communications, vice president of materials for Span Instruments, and director of purchasing & material control and international logistics manager for Integral Corporation. Blizzard started his career in 1981 with Houston Lighting & Power Company serving in several procurement and contract administration roles.
Blizzard is former Chairman of the board of DowntownDallas and is a board member of the Downtown Connection Tax Increment Financing District, the Downtown Dallas Development Authority and the City Center Tax Increment Financing District. He is a member of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit Downtown Dallas Transit Study committee. He is former board chair of the Downtown Improvement District and a former board member of the Downtown Partnership and the D/FW Minority Business Council. He was an Ex-Officio member of the Inside the Loop Committee and a member of the support team for the Downtown Parks Master Plan Steering Committee and the Comprehensive CBD Transportation Study Steering Committee.
Blizzard and his wife, Helaine, live in Dallas and have one child.