Originally from Seward, Nebraska, Danielle Conrad became the Executive Director of the ACLU of Nebraska in 2014, following eight years of service as a state senator in the Nebraska Legislature. Her professional career has included work as a staff attorney and policy advocate for low-income working families and new immigrants; nonprofit management; campaign management; and political consulting. She led the successful effort to raise Nebraska’s minimum wage via citizen initiative in 2014.
Danielle is married to Thomas Conrad (University of Nebraska College of Law 2003) who owns and operates Heartland Optical, a small business with locations in North Lincoln and Grand Island. The couple and their two young children reside in Lincoln’s beautiful East Campus Neighborhood and enjoy golfing, fishing, hiking and attending Husker sporting events.
Danielle earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Nebraska College of Law. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Legal Aid of Nebraska and Research Nebraska, Inc. and is a volunteer for Lincoln Public Schools