Moorhead, Daniel








Daniel J. S. Moorhead died on November 10, 2014.

Dan attended Sidwell Friends School, Washington, D.C. and graduated magna cum laude from Williams College in 1967. He double majored in religion and economics, a measure of his deep intellect, spiritual and ethical interests, and wide breadth of knowledge. He received a master’s degree in Sacred Theology from Harvard Divinity School.

Dan worked in Human Resources in varied businesses, including Environmental Research & Technology, COMSAT and Airbus, specializing in diversity, cultural and leadership training.

Before retiring, he was Head of Organizational Learning for British Telecom, where he served as liaison between BT and the MIT Sloan School of Management, and also served as BT representative on the Conference Board’s Learning and Knowledge Management Council, a global network of senior executives responsible for organizational learning strategies, knowledge management, and leadership development. His sensitivity made him an excellent informal counselor and mentor.

Dan coped with the severe back pain of congenital spinal stenosis and multiple surgeries and did so with bravery, dignity and grace. He was passionate about the New England Patriots and rooted for them even after moving from Boston and Maine to Mesa, Arizona.  His generosity, dry wit and hilarious humor endeared him to friends and family. His survivors include his brother, Robert, sister, Sarah, nephews, nieces and grandnephews, his cat Molly and his imaginary friend, Tuffy the bulldog, who looked like Churchill.

Donations in Dan’s memory may be given to Compassion & Choices,  or to Williams College.

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