In the Minneapolis tech sector, Dan Fitzgibbons is an acknowledged expert in the business of computer storage systems, primarily because he has spent more than 25 years in the field. Now the Data Protection Business Manager in the Minneapolis office of EMC Corporation, one of the largest tech firms in the world, he still holds his tech career as important, but only as important as his family and his community.
Family and community have always been important to Dan Fitzgibbons. He grew up as the youngest of five in Fargo, North Dakota, where he attended Holy Spirit Grade School and Shanley High School. There, he sang with a group and belonged to a key club, even as he played for the Shanley football and golf teams and intramural hockey. He started his college education close to home and when he transferred, he hopped just over the state line to Moorehead State.
He eventually moved to Minneapolis and is now married and has two children there. To Dan Fitzgibbons, Minneapolis is his community and he wants to gives back however he can. He works for a number of causes, like Bridging, which provides basic household items to those transitioning out of homelessness, and Loaves and Fishes, which serves nutritious, hot meals to those who would otherwise go hungry.